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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
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Nice colonial building but t is somehow less attractive than the nearby modern structure. Nice to taje some photographs during the night when it is lit up.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
izi f
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Nice colonial building but t is somehow less attractive than the nearby modern structure. Nice to taje some photographs during the night when it is lit up.

Thank izi f
Gold Coast Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I saw this from the water when I did a river cruise. It is not open to the public unfortunately. It was built was a wedding present to his wife.

Thank LynneOz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

it is located opposite the riverbank. it looks like a castle. the architecture is like a small palace. it maintains its white colour. It was built by James Brooke. the compound is well maintained with its greenery.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You can get a lovely view of this building for the opposite side of the river. Hard to miss! As it is a residential building still you cannot go inside.

Thank Alice Q
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There is not a lot to see in Kuching city with most of the monuments and landmark stuck in one central area okay to look around and is nice job on the boat across the river to see other sites what delivered a walk and I hope to go to the grand market which means you can buy lots and... More 

Thank David H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Those who love to a very nice structure of building & fortress, you can visit Astana palace where James Brooke is the one whoo build up the place.

Thank Faridah M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We hired a taxi and went to Astana but we had to see it from the outside as visitors were not allowed to go inside without prior permission.

1 Thank Iftekhar A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

You can see this building clearly from the opposite side of the river. Astana is the official residence of the Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak. A grand, big and quite an imposing landmark.

Thank Ngan H
Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This building is located across the river. You can take the pictures of this building from the Kuching Waterfront. Or across the river by a public small boat to get other views. Just for information, behind this building, there is an orchid garden.

Thank akadir64
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We biked here, which was a nice ride. From here you get a nice view of the beautiful House of Parliament which is right next door. Our guide explained how many people were placed in the prison cells and the three ways people were executed.....back in the days:-( Other then that there is not much to see.

1 Thank Hieke W

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