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Travel Blogs from Kuching
Family time! Whoop! So after all night on a bus from Miri, Tom and I were incredibly relieved to arrive at our hotel come 10am. My Mum, Dad and brother weren't arriving until the evening so we had until then to have a nap (as you never really sleep properly sat bolt upright on a bus), explore our hotel, find a nice place for lunch, go for a bit of …
... Brooke became the first white Rajah of Sarawak and his family ruled there until the Japanese invasion in 1941.
The white rajahs seem to have been something of benign dictators and Kutching and Sarawak prospered under their rule, a British colony in all but name.The Brookes banished the pirates, subdued the fierce tribesmen and banned their practice of headhunting.
Kutching retains many buildings from the Brooke era and the centre of town is a delight to stroll ...
... dated, with stuffed birds and a large shell collection downstairs. Upstairs the life of longhouse dwellers is well mapped out with an interesting video, showing a number of different longhouses in the area. This is a good place to start your visit to the state of Sarawak, plus it's free (as are most of the museums in Kuching).
The Natural history museum only seemed to have an exhibit with ...