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Kuching History, Malaysia


The important history of Kuching starts in the 1830s. It had been a memorably serene destination until the trouble shot up from the dictatorship in the Brunei Sultanate reasoning a big exhibition against the Brunei Empire during the time period of 1836 to 1839. This was the period the adventurer James Brooke volunteered and appeared to quash the revolt. Brooke was basically successful and was also appointed for the post of Governor of Sarawak. Soon then, James Brooke pleaded assistance from the British Navy in order to safeguard his place and also chased out the various officers of Sultan Brunei from Sarawak. With annoyance, the Sultan tried his best to stop the actions of James Brooke but to no avail. Instead he was himself forced to make an agreement that made James Brooke the controller of Sarawak.

Kuching has a very long history as being the trading centre that has also brought a large number of people from different parts of the world in order to settle in this area. Chinese, Europeans, Malays and Indians have joined this region in order to create a place that is unique and rich in its cultural heritage.

Kuching is within easy reach for various national parks as well. Some of the highly admired and visited ones include those of Semenggoh Orang Utan Sanctuary, Kubah and Tanjung Datu National Park, Bako National Park, Damai Peninsula and the Gunung Gading. One will also get amused with the different kinds of entertainment options available in this glorious city. Even the village lifestyle and traditional Sarawak culture are the main highlights that are not to be missed. The travelers can also plan their tours to the exciting fishing villages of Malay, the river cruises and the nearby islands in order to have deep knowledge about the Santubong Peninsula and Kuching.

Heritage Walk has also been planned in order to cover the various major buildings of the city. The town is all bathed with colonial buildings and enhanced by its old memories. Kuching’s cultural exhibits, historical destinations and museums will surely help the travelers to get an outline of the people, natural wonders and history of the entire state. Because of the state’s relative isolation, Sarawak is popular for preserving the Fort Margherita, Brooke period buildings, mosques, temples and exclusive architecture.

Since the year 1963, as Sarawak became the part of Federation of Malaysia, this city of Kuching has developed and changed into a prosperous contemporary one.

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