Instead of taking a cab to cross the river, I decided to take a public
bus to the next destination - the Cat Museum, on the following day.
Housed inside the office building of the DBKU (Dewan Bandaraya Kuching
Utara, pictured top right) literally translated as "The Kuching North Municipal Council),
this place is way isolated from the main town area and the fact that it
is located across Sungei Kuching at a top of a mountain that has made it
impossible to travel there unless you are being ferried there (speaking
from own experience).
Initiated by the present Chief Minister of Sarawak Pehin Sri Haji Abdul
Taib Mahmud, the museum first of its kind in the world was opened in
Entrance is free of charge, but shutter-bugs would have to pay a small
fee before allow to snap.
虽然朋友曾建议我在古晋利用得士来代步，不过我还是在旅游局的建议来乘坐当地的公共巴士到我在古晋的第二个景点 - “猫类博物馆”。
Initially, I thought the cab driver played me out when he drove me back
to Kuching Selatan (South Kuching) and made me had to take a “sampan”
across the river back to the Kuching Utara (Kuching North) where the
fort is located.
It was only when I landed onshore after the boat ride, I realized that
was the ONLY route to the fort with its surrounding proved to be almost
inaccessible unless like what the cab driver claimed “must go one big
round” before one could reach that place.
Built in 1879 by Sir Charles Brooke, the second “White Rajah” of
Sarawak, with aim to protect Kuching from any military threat. Because
of its design and location, the fort has an unobstructed view of its
surroundings from its perspective.
The name “Margherita” was actually derived from “Ranee” Margaret Alice
Lili de Windt, the wife of Charles, who named the fort after her.