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Sarawak Government Railway
A train of the Sarawak Government Railway stands at Kuching station in the early part of the 20th century.
The locomotive Bulan was a 4-4-0T built in the United Kingdom by Peckett in 1914.

Sarawak is a state of Malaysia situated on the island of Borneo.

The first railway in Sarawak was a metre gauge line opened in 1915 between Kuching and a quarry some 16 km distant. It was planned to extend it a further 27 km, but the extension was never built. The line was financially unsuccessful and closed for public service in 1931. It continued in occasional use for stone haulage until World War II.

In 2008, a government minister announced that a new 320 km railway would form part of the development initiative known as SCORE (the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy). Following a feasibility study, design work is under way for a 200 km initial phase.

In 2020, tendering commenced for a new light rail transit system in Kuching.

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