Travel to Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Commercial)
The city's main bazaar has survived suburbanization and the lure of modern shopping centers.
Here's that core again, as rebuilt in brick after the fire of 1884, when 130 shophouses were destroyed in one go.
The riverside is no longer a commercial port, but signs of that past survive, along with adaptive reuse that hints again at the importance of the tourist trade.
Waterfront with the Brooke Dockyard, now moribund.
The dock's drydock, dependent on the tides of the Sarawak River.
An obsolete riverside market.
Riverside facade of the obsolete fish market.
Despite the decrepitude shown in the last few pictures, the interior of the bazaar is still very lively.
Traffic is intense.
One street has been insulated by conversion to a pedestrian mall. This is India Steet, originally Kling Street.
Sunset overlooking the old city.
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