History Kuching

Here I will explain the history Kuching. The City of Kuching, is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It is in the west side of Borneo Island. The city is situated on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak. Kuching covers an area of 431 square kilometers (166 sq mi) with a population about 165,642 in the Kuching North administrative region. However, 159,490 in the Kuching South administrative region brings a total of 325,132 people.

Return to editingMemory of 1980s - historical kuching old town

History Kuching was the third capital of Sarawak. In 1827 during the administration of the Bruneian Empire. In 1841, History Kuching became the capital of the Kingdom of Sarawak. After the territory in the area was ceded to James Brooke for helping the Bruneian empire. He crushed a rebellion particularly by the interior Borneo dweller. Land Dayak people who later became his loyal followers. After most of them being pardoned by him and joining his side. The town continued to receive attention and development during the rule of Charles Brooke. Such as the construction of a sanitation system, hospital, prison, fort, and a bazaar.

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In 1941, the Brooke administration had a Centenary Celebration in history Kuching. During World War II, Kuching was occupied by Japanese forces from 1942 to 1945. The Japanese government set up a Batu Lintang camp. The reason to hold prisoners of war and civilian internees. After the war, the town survived intact. However, the last Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke decided to cede Sarawak. This is due to part of British Crown Colony in 1946. History Kuching remained as capital during the Crown Colony period.

After the formation of Malaysiain 1963, Kuching retained its status as state capital. It was granted city status in 1988. Since then, the Kuching city is divided into two administrative regions. It is managed by two separate local authorities. The administrative centre of Sarawak state government is located at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

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