Square Tower, Kuching

Square Tower
The old Square Tower of Kuching

The Square Tower sits on the Kuching waterfront in front of the old courthouse complex. It was built at the same time as Fort Margherita. The fortress-like structure served not only a defensive purpose, but also as the state's prison. At one point in its history it was even a dance hall. These days it's used as a special presentation space for tourism events.