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Kuching, Malaysia
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11 - 20 of 62 reviews

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
Reviewed 16 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
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...More

1  Thank Hieke W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

On the northern bank across the river from the Waterfront the Astana, being the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak (not open to visitors), is a regal complex embodying an architectural and historical monument of the history of Kuching. The palace was a bridal...More

Thank buaya40
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place is not open to the public. Only open for government functions. The only thing you can do is to appreciate the building from outside the gates. It is located opposite the orchid garden.

1  Thank sarikei s
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The astana is now used as the residence of the governor but was built by Charles Brooke in 1870. As it is the governor's residence it is not open to the public, so you can only admire the exterior. Nevertheless that is pretty impressive as...More

Thank Globerwalker
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is a house owned by the Malaysian royal family, one can see this when taking a river cruise or river boat, I doubt that this is open to public as it is a private house. Its location to Sarawak river and privacy is good,...More

Thank Vijayakumar K
Reviewed 18 May 2016

i was only at across the river at take a photo, i did not come to this place. this side is good at night event

Thank faithhenry
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Located near Orchid Garden and also Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak. I am not sure if visitors are allowed to enter.

Thank Shathees
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The achitecture is castle like and makes for a nice focal point and landmark as you stroll along the Esplanade. We were told that it is gated not open to the public, so we admired it from afar.

Thank seafare74
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