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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Kuching Waterfront


Astana
The Astana is a palace in Kuching, Sarawak (opposite the Kuching Waterfront). It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, the Governor of Sarawak. It was built in 1870 by the second White Rajah, Charles Brooke, as a wedding gift to his wife, Margaret Alice Lili de Windt.



New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building
The New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building is the current state legislative complex of Sarawak. It is the meeting place where state assemblymen from all over Sarawak will meet and preside over debates and passing of laws. It is nine storey building which has distinctive “payung” (umbrella) roof of the new DUN complex is an iconic landmark for Sarawak.



The Square Town
The Square Town is located at Waterfront. It is a white cube-like structure in the shape of a fortress. It was built in 1879 which used as a prison.


Esplanade at Waterfront

Shops
View from Waterfront


Pavilion
Benches for resting

Historic walk
If I not mistake, it has 11 of historic plaques along the Waterfront so you can take picture or read it when walk along it. Then, you will learn a lot of  Sarawak's history. I only show the pictures from History Walk 11 to History Walk 6, the rest discover by yourself in Kuching.

History walk 11
History walk 10
History walk 9
History walk 8
History walk 7
History walk 6

Boat Ride

Boat ride across the Sarawak River
The way to take the boat 

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