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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

We could only admire this impressive building from the gates which was a shame. The journey across the river to Astana is something else - doesn't take long but weight distribution in the boat is critical. The place looks fantastic at night. When we first...More

Thank Colourwolfy
Reviewed 5 October 2015

nothing much to be said about this places, however the way to get here is much rather interesting and scary. U had to paid RM1 which equal to $0.23USD for u to get on the "perahu" or boat, it's just a 5 minutes crossover from...More

Thank redmoonSAMURAI
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This building is open to the public. Just take a 1 hour Kuching river cruise from anywhere on the waterfront to get a close up view

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Astana is the official resident of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak / the Governor of Sarawak and is not normally open to public. It is also one of the most prominent landmarks of Kuching; right opposite Kuching Waterfront. We decided to take the tambang...More

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The Astana was built in 1870 by Charles Brooke who was the Second White Rajah of Sarawak and he presented the residence building as a wedding gift to his wife, Ranee Margaret. The Astana is not an outstanding architectural structure though it was built with...More

2  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Strolling long the waterfront, you won't miss this famous landmark. This is the residence of the governor of Kuching. Unfortunately, it's closed for public since it's a functional home. You can take fotos from the waterfront, or cross the river and take fotos from the...More

Thank WanderLustDavao
Reviewed 24 May 2015

it is a castle so called for the ruler of the town but you can't get in and there is nothing special or unique about it. once you cross the river with the boat. and just walk around it. seriously nothing special. so just stay...More

1  Thank Nur Zawani Z
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Yes, who doesn't recognize this white building across the Kuching Waterfront. It is called Astana, the place where Kuching Governor lived. It is closed for public. Only can take picture from the other side. I am sure it is one of the landmark for Kuching....More

1  Thank mytravellicious
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I expected to have lunch here since I heard they will have "Open House" once a year. Turns out they do not held such event anymore. We can't even go in and see the interior. From outside you can just see it and... done.

4  Thank Kenvin S
Reviewed 31 July 2014

built for the second Rajahs wife it is a grand white low building on the quieter side of the river.Unfortunately the Government chose to erect a state buiding of immense size very close to it

2  Thank mancad
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