Standing atop a hill and overlooking the Sarawak River, the imposing three story structure of Fort Margherita, with medieval European architecture and white washed walls, is a magnificent reminder of times gone by. The fort was built in 1879 by Sir Charles Brooke and was christened after his wife Margaret Alice Lili de Windt. For long, the fort protected the city from the attacks by pirates. Brooke was the second Rajah of Sarawak, and during his time, the castle functioned as a defensive building, a prison, a weapon store and a place for central control. For some time, the castle also functioned as a Police Museum.
Highlights: The journey to the fort becomes more interesting if you take a Tambang to cross the river Sarawak.
Location: The Fort is located across the Sarawak River near The Astana in Kuching.
Timing: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm.
Price: Free Admission.