Kuching is the city in east Malaysia with the best preserved colonial heritage. This dates back to the 19th and 20th century, when the white rajah Brooke dynasty ruled over Sarawak from Kuching. Spread on both sides of the Sarawak river are a number of colonial era buildings: the Astana, the former residence of the white rajahs, Fort Margherita, the Square Tower (what remains of an old fort), the Old Court house, the Tua Pek Kong temple and more. In addition, shophouses, the typical colonial era buildings used for living and selling, are plentiful all over central Kuching and in an excellent preservation status.
01 Square tower 02 Square tower 03 Wall with stone carvings 04 Bronze dragon statue on river
05 Astana palace 06 Astana palace 07 Monument to Charles Brooke 08 Old court house
09 Old court house 10 Old court house 11 Fountain 12 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple
13 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple 14 Gurudwara Sahib Sikh temple 15 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple at dusk 16 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple at dusk
17 Sarawak river with tower and Astana at night 18 Astana palace at night 19 Square tower at night
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