Chinese History Museum @ Kuching, Sarawak

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Have you ever been to the Chinese Museum in Malaysia before? There is one Chinese Museum located at Kuching, Sarawak. It was an interesting trip to explore the history about the Chinese who came from China and live their life in Borneo.

The only Chinese Histroy Museum in Sarawak by the river.

Let the pictures do the talking.

Pictures and short description about how they (Chinese) survive at Borneo.

There are 7 major types of Chinese Dialects - Foo Chow, Cantonese, Hok Kien, Hainan, Chao Ann, Teo Chew, Hakka and other dialects. Most of the Chinese from Sarawak speak in Foo Chow.

A glance at the Chinese History Museum - Dialects part.

Don't you remember our wooden furniture in the classroom during our primary?

Greenboard or also known as blackboard.

Traditional Musical Instruments


Tools they used for calligraphy. Mainly brushes and ink.

This is the overview for the Chinese culture and festival we celebrate.

Til today, we still celebrate and have fun in these festival besides Hungry Ghost Festival (for the christian). Here are the major festival - mid autumn (mooncake festival), winter solstice, chinese new year, qing ming, dragon boat festival and hungry ghost festival.

Not to forget the lion head! which is quite important to Chinese during Chinese New Year or whenever some celebration is going on.

This is quite interesting - Family Name.

I found mine! My family name is 岑 (cen).

Well, this is not my family name. It is my middle name 乐 (le) which means happiness.

Old style yum char place, with the long wooden chair.

Chinese History Museum is worth to visit, plus the entrance fee is FREE! Don't forget to drop by and pay a visit if you happen to be around in Kuching.

Chinese History Museum
Jalan Main Bazaar,
Kuching, Sarawak.

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  1. It's nice to learn more about our own culture, history and background. Afterall we are not only Chinese, we are Malaysian Chinese that has a culture that mixed in a lot of "foreign" flavors :)

  2. I think I've been to this museum when my last Sarawak trip :)

  3. nice post. thanks for sharing :)


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