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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Residence of the Governor, this building is not open to the public, but some websites say that the garden are open for walking around. Have not put this theory to the test. The best view of the Astana is from the Golden "S" bridge.......night time...More

Thank homeandawaycp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't waste our time driving to Astana although it is not open oto public. It is near to the bridge and can wait fo rsunset view..

Thank mountain333
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This beautiful old style colonial buiding can be viewed from waterfront,it is walkable using the new bridge. At night it is lited up. Beautiful for photograph, nothing special around it

Thank HARTONO T
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Astana is the residency of the Governor of Sarawak. It sits at the northern shore of the Sarawak river but is best seen and appreciated from the Esplanade on the southern shore of the river or from the bridge that crosses the river.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This building goes way back to the Brooke's era. it is really beautiful and majestic, only to be dwarfed by the new DUN. At night, it is really beautifully lighted, especially during festivals.

Thank AChee74
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This palace is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak or Governor of Sarawak. Located next to the Dewan Undangan Negeri, it was built by Charles Brooke as a wedding gift to his wife. The palace is not open to the public but...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Viewwed from a distance and believe it's still used as the state governor's residence and only open one day a year - if you're there on that day (National Day?), I'm sure it would be a must see.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Accidentally came across this building after I jogged in the new Kompleks Dewan Undangan Negeri. it was already closed because I reached there around 6.30pm. looks nice from the outside because of its on-top-of-a-small-hill, facing the river, unique architectural features, and lighting. it'd be nicer...More

Thank khudri_johari
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Nice colonial building but t is somehow less attractive than the nearby modern structure. Nice to taje some photographs during the night when it is lit up.

Thank izi f
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I saw this from the water when I did a river cruise. It is not open to the public unfortunately. It was built was a wedding present to his wife.

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