Tua Pek Kong Temple


Tua Pek Kong, atop the red wedding-cake structure on Jln Padungan at the end of Main Bazaar, is the most popular temple in town for Chinese residents.

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1. Chinese History Museum

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2. Kucing Kucing

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Perhaps the nicest of Kuching's several statues of kucing (cats) is Gaye Porter's life-size bronze sculpture of playful felines cavorting on the lawn…

3. Waterfront Promenade

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The south bank of Sungai Sarawak along Main Bazaar and Jln Gambier is a lovely tree-shaded promenade, with walkways, lawns and food stalls. It's a fine…

4. Hong San Si Temple

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Thought to date to around 1840, this fine Hokkien Chinese temple with intricate rooftop dragons was fully restored in 2004. There's a big celebration here…

5. Bishop's House

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Kuching’s oldest building, the Bishop's House was constructed – in 1849, with admirable solidness – by a German shipwright.

6. Hin Ho Bio


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7. Old Anglican Cemetery

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A number of the gravestones here – there are just a few dozen – go back to the 1840s.

8. Kampung Boyan

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