Tun Jugah Foundation


The textile gallery and museum of this charitable foundation, which aims to promote and preserve Iban culture, has excellent exhibits on Iban ikat (tie-dyed yarn fabric) and sungkit (gold brocade) weaving, as well as bead work. Iban women come here to make traditional textiles using hand looms.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kuching attractions

1. Cat Column

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On the roundabout, the Cat Column features four cats around the bottom and four hibiscus flowers near the top – the latter are just below the cat-adorned…

2. Cat Fountain

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An assemblage of polychrome cats who pose and preen amid the passing cars.

3. Kampung Boyan

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This sedate, old-time Malay kampung (village), filled with joyously colourful houses and a profusion of flowering plants, is a world away from the glitz…

5. 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…

6. Tua Pek Kong Temple

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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.

7. Chinese History Museum

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Housed in the century-old Chinese Court building, this museum provides an excellent introduction to the nine major Chinese communities – each with its own…

8. 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…