Attractions to explore nearby The Astana
The Astana is a palace in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the north bank of the Sarawak River, opposite the Kuching Waterfront. It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, the Governor of Sarawak. The name is a variation of 'Istana', meaning 'palace'.
The New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak Baru) is the current state legislative complex of Sarawak, located in Kuching, Malaysia. The complex is located at the north bank of the Sarawak River in between The Astana, which is the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak and Fort Margherita.
Fort Margherita was built in 1879 to guard Kuching’s river approaches from pirates. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak's history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. Named after Charles Brooke’s wife, Ranee Margaret, it is an extremely interesting building.