This museum is donated by the public and the influential Chinese people in Kuching and it's interesting to know about the early immigration of the Chinese people to Malaysia. Everything you want to know (how the chinese came to Malaysia) it's in this museum and it's very informative.There are currently many chinese groups in Malaysia and some of them i've never heard of eg. Heng Hua and Chao An.
At every section of the Chinese group there is a recorded conversation of their dialects that can be listen to, by just a push of the button. Some seemed like they are speaking in Korean and some has a mixture of cantonese and hokkien jumble up together. Don't worry if you can't understand it. There is a translation for you to know what their conversation is right above the button.
As for Jo and I. we're Hakka but we don't know what kind of Hakka we are..but definitely our ancestors came from kwang tong.
|can you spot your family name?|
Our family name was listed under this category. i'm not sure what it means though..my apologise cuz my mandarin is somewhat limited. :(
So if u're visiting Kuching be sure to take a stop at the Chinese Museum at Jalan Main Bazaar which is located right opposite Tua Pek Kong temple. Remember don't be late! we're just lucky to be able to get in :p
boy i would love to get this one home.