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Review of Square Tower

Square Tower
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Kuching City and Heritage Tour
Ranked #39 of 94 things to do in Kuching
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

This relic of the Brooke colonial era is impossible to miss and helps imagine how the waterfront may have looked to boats coming up the Sarawak River. An obligatory photo subject and possible landmark reference but the interaction ends there.

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is one of few remaining old buildings from the Brooke era (not British colonial era, as that would be after 1946) that still remains in Kuching. Since it was built in 1879, that would have been during the rule of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak. Unfortunately, apart from the shell, there's little happening in or around the building. In earlier years, people would take the boats ('sampan') here to cross the river between the town and the Malay villages (on the side of the Astana).

Thank kapitanchina
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Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

A nice building, but there is not too much else to see here. Take a picture, enjoy the waterfront and then move on.

Thank MrBunnsBangkok
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Quaint, small tower that is one of Kuching's colonial heritage buildings.

Would look much better with a repaint.

Thank KR_EDINBURGH
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

History of Kuching when under british colonial time.

Thank QYeo
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