Kuching City Centre – Part 2

The new State Legislative Assembly hall stands prominently across the river. The next day we drove across the river to check out the other buildings.

On the way to Fort Margherita, we had to walk a little bit from the settlement at the foot of the hill.

View of the State Assembly Legislation hall from outside Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita. Built by Charles Brooke for protecting against pirate attacks.

An old cannon, winding staircase, rusty binoculars and a basket of old skulls add on to the historical mystique of the place.

Not far away sits the old State Legislative Assembly hall, aka Wisma Bapa Malaysia, before its role was taken over by the new building sitting by the river bank. The modest building is reminiscent of the Old Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur.

Wisma Bapa Malaysia. The old State Legislative Assembly hall that is reminiscent of the Old Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur.

Further up north from the city centre sits the Kuching North City Hall.

Our trip coincided with the Kuching Festival which is essentially a food festival, open air bazaar style.


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