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          The Sarawak Museum is said to be the best in this region and should not be missed by visitors to Kuching. This is not a suprise as Sarawak is one of the pioneer state in Malaysia and South East Asia to build a museum. The museum has various galleries.

         The ground floor is didicated to the natural history collection and specimens of Sarawak fauna (reptiles, mammals, birds, etc) and the petroleum exhibition hall as a tribute to Sarawak's booming oil industry.

         The first floor of the museum is mainly occupied by the ethnography exhibits with ethnographic artifacts such as models of traditional houses of the various ethnic groups in Sarawak, a real size replica of the Iban's long house, musical instruments, various kinds of fish and animal traps, handicrafts, models of boats and other cultural element of the locals (tattooing, cock fighting etc).

          The new wing of Sarawak Museum (Dewan Tun Abdul Razak) is located accross the street. Here, the exhibits are mainly the photographs and paintings of historical events that happened in Sarawak as well as items related to the pre-historical era.


          The building stands out majestically with its imposing neo-classical style and impressive Corinthian columns. Build in 1931, it has ornate facade with semi-circular arches, ornamental columns capitals and friezes. A colonnaded portico serves as a corridor in front of the building. Plan is underway to convert the building into an art museum, befitting its grandeur architecture.

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