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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
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US$ 27.50*
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Sarawak River Cruise
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US$ 30.66*
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Kuching City and Heritage Tour
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US$ 46.00*
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Half-Day Kuching City Tour

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nothing much to be said about this places, however the way to get here is much rather interesting and scary. U had to paid RM1 which equal to $0.23USD for u to get on the "perahu... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2015

nothing much to be said about this places, however the way to get here is much rather interesting and scary. U had to paid RM1 which equal to $0.23USD for u to get on the "perahu" or boat, it's just a 5 minutes crossover from bank to bank of the river. However, when the boat operator manually row the boat... More 

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United Kingdom
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272 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This building is open to the public. Just take a 1 hour Kuching river cruise from anywhere on the waterfront to get a close up view

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Thank macedonboy
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464 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Astana is the official resident of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak / the Governor of Sarawak and is not normally open to public. It is also one of the most prominent landmarks of Kuching; right opposite Kuching Waterfront. We decided to take the tambang / local boat (RM 0.50) across the river to have a closer look at the... More 

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Thank Gerard R
Singapore, Singapore
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595 reviews
507 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The Astana was built in 1870 by Charles Brooke who was the Second White Rajah of Sarawak and he presented the residence building as a wedding gift to his wife, Ranee Margaret. The Astana is not an outstanding architectural structure though it was built with well manicured grass patch in a peaceful and tranquil tropical environment by the riverside of... More 

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2 Thank soh_kien_peng
Davao City
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318 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Strolling long the waterfront, you won't miss this famous landmark. This is the residence of the governor of Kuching. Unfortunately, it's closed for public since it's a functional home. You can take fotos from the waterfront, or cross the river and take fotos from the gate. You can't visit Kuching without having a photo taken with this landmark

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Kuching, Malaysia
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

it is a castle so called for the ruler of the town but you can't get in and there is nothing special or unique about it. once you cross the river with the boat. and just walk around it. seriously nothing special. so just stay at the other side of the river..DO not cross it to get to Astana. waste... More 

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1 Thank Nur Zawani Z
Kuching, Malaysia
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81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Yes, who doesn't recognize this white building across the Kuching Waterfront. It is called Astana, the place where Kuching Governor lived. It is closed for public. Only can take picture from the other side. I am sure it is one of the landmark for Kuching. You can cross by river taxi to here. But only can take photo at the... More 

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1 Thank mytravellicious
Pontianak, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I expected to have lunch here since I heard they will have "Open House" once a year. Turns out they do not held such event anymore. We can't even go in and see the interior. From outside you can just see it and... done.

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4 Thank Kenvin S
england
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

built for the second Rajahs wife it is a grand white low building on the quieter side of the river.Unfortunately the Government chose to erect a state buiding of immense size very close to it

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Borneo
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133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

It looks lovely at night when it is lit up and you are across the river from it. Worth walking by to see the lights.

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