Tune Hotel - Waterfront Kuching
Jalan Borneo, Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman,
93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Originally built in 1891 to house and display arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Borneo, the Sarawak Museum has gained a reputation for having the single most comprehensive collection of Borneo artefacts to be found anywhere. After extensive extensions, the Sarawak Museum now straddles both sides of Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, with both buildings connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge. The original 1891 building was designed in style of a Normandy town-house and was extended to its present structure in 1911.
The Waterfront epitomizes how Kuching has modernized itself without losing any of its charm as a riverine city. Its location on the Sarawak River was chosen not only for its strategic and commercial importance, but also for its enchanting natural beauty. In days gone by the river was the city's main highway. The river still retains its importance and picturesque charm in the modern era. Present day life is still concentrated on the waterfront.
Popularly known as the Living Museum, The Sarawak Cultural Village is a showcase for Sarawak's rich cultural diversity. Visitors to the Village can sample Sarawak's cultural diversity all from one place. The Cultural Village is built on a six hectares site at the foothill of the legendary Mt Santubong and is 35 kilometres from Kuching City.