The viewing platform at the top of the futuristic Civic Centre tower offers the best all-round views of Kuching and the surrounding areas. The city and its hinterland, Mount Serapi, Mount Santubong and even the mountains of Kalimantan are visible on a clear day.
It provides an aerial link from the Oriental Village at Teluk Burau to the peak of Gunung Machinchang, which is also the location of the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The total length is 2.2 km (1.4 mi), with a journey time from the base to the top of around 15 minutes.
The main attraction is a full-sized replica of Flor De La Mar, a treasure-laden 16th-century Portuguese galleon that sank during a storm in 1511 somewhere in the Straits of Malacca. The museum consists of three parts.