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Notes on the Geography of Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Official): Photo 10

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Charles Brooke always had security in mind, perhaps because James Brooke had come to power by quelling a rebellion against the then-distant ruler, the sultan of Brunei. Perhaps that's why Brooke in 1886 built this dispensary, called the Round Tower, in the shape of a fort. The present use hints at the effort to make Kuching a tourist magnet.

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