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Hornbill Fountain

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Intermittent Water Effects

It is across the street from the Hilton and Chinese temple so we watched it often, but could not... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
BSinPNS
,
Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
Kuching Waterfront by night!

This fountain offers a striking addition to the beautiful Kuching waterfront by night. It is just... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Abby F
,
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good27%
  • Average53%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“public art” (2 reviews)
“james brooke” (2 reviews)
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Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It is across the street from the Hilton and Chinese temple so we watched it often, but could not figure out any schedule for the water effects. Nicely lit at night.

Thank BSinPNS
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This fountain offers a striking addition to the beautiful Kuching waterfront by night. It is just outside the lovely Sir James Brooke restaurant & bar, from which we first got to behold it of an evening after a lovely dinner there.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

You need very fertile imagination to accept the sculpture as hornbill. By the way, the Sarawak state bird is specifically the rhinoceros hornbill, not just any species of hornbill bird. Affectionately called kenyalang by the locals, the live rhinoceros hornbill has a little horn-shape yellow-orange...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

It is great to see public art in Kuching and how well it works in the whole context. I really enjoyed quiet moments by the fountain

Thank Nenad D
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Close to the James Brooke Café, there is a modern Hornbill statue fountain. It is a better art than the original cat statue. Rhinoceros Hornbill - is one of the Borneo Endemic rain forest birds. A real symbol of Sarawak, not a Fairy tale.

Thank Václav V
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

One of the symbolic place that you must take a photo with especially at night. They'll light up the fountains with colourful dancing lights

Thank dayang a
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Didn't realise at first what this represented. Great structure lovely when water is flowing. Right next to James Brooks Bistro.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

As you walk along the main Bazaar or the waterfront you can't miss this one. Would I make a special effort to visit it? In a word NO, but as part of a nice stroll along the river is it worth a quick picture and...More

Thank JustJessPerth
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Located at the waterfront is this modern sculpture depicting hornbills. An interesting and thought provoking piece of modern art. A good spot for a photograph.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A modern artist's impression of hornbills... A good photo spot in the morning.. Did not really spend much time here. less than 5 minutes though... This spot should be visited with plans to other spots in the vicinity..

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