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Friends of Sarawak Museum (FoSM) and SHS joined hands in organizing recently pilot runs of a new heritage walk through Kuching’s Chinese History, for members of the two societies.

The tour is conducted by Paul Gerarts, a member of both Friends of Sarawak Museum and SHS. After a guided tour of the Chinese History Museum on Chinese immigration waves, trades, religious and cultural practices, the visitors are taken for a stroll down Ewe Hai Street, Carpenter Street and China Street, three of the most historic streets in Kuching.

Paul Gerarts has researched and crafted this genuine heritage walk, as a FoSM volunteer guide. He is an experienced heritage guide who has previously led many tours in Georgetown, Penang.

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The tour will now be conducted for the public the 1st Saturday of each month, free of charge.

Meeting place and time: Chinese History Museum (Kuching waterfront), 10 a.m.

Max. 15 people per tour.

Reservation required at  CHstroll.english@gmail.com.

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Photos credit:

Mr Chew Swee Kee





Media coverage: “Retracing Chinese history along Carpenter and Ewe Hai Streets” – article by journalist Joanna Yap, Borneo Post, 12 Apr. 2015

[page last updated 12/04/2014]