Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita is an old fort built in 1879 by Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak situated in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak’s history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. The fort, built in the style of an English castle, was designed to protect Kuching from attack by pirates. It served as a Police Museum from 1971 before being handed over to the Sarawak state government and now is a tourist attraction in Kuching.

The fort was built on a hill overlooking the Sarawak River and situated on the north bank opposite the then fast expanding town centre of Kuching. The fort was well-equipped to protect the capital from river-borne invasions.

The three storey tower block’s battlement includes a watchpoint on top,a courtyard surrounded by a high wall with sharp glass shards inlaid for protection and set into the wall itself are wooden windows from where the cannons were fired. Executions of prisoners were carried out in this courtyard,right up to the Japanese occupation during World War II.
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Sarawak Textile Museum in Kuching古晋纺织博物馆

砂捞越纺织博物馆位于古晋游客中心后一桩优雅的殖民地风格建筑中,免费开放参观。平日9点开馆,周六周日假日10点开门。

博物馆楼高三层,展示了沙捞越土著、马来人和华人的传统纺织技艺和产品。最上一层则以各民族传统婚礼习俗为主题。

土著居民
土著居民过去非常缺乏衣物。

贝壳上衣
贝壳编织的上衣和围裙,工程量浩大。
贝壳围裙
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