By: Michelle Liew
Another Borneo Cultural Museum is set to be built in Bintulu, located in the northern part of Sarawak.
Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said Bintulu has its own history that needs to be shared with the public.
"We have approved another museum in Bintulu. It will be completed within three years. There are many foreigners in Bintulu, especially in the industrial area and this will attract Koreans, Japanese and others to Bintulu to learn about the history of Bintulu," he said while inaugurating the Borneo Museum Restoration.
Recalling how the idea to create the current Borneo Cultural Museum came about, he said the plan was made when he held the position of Sarawak Tourism Minister during the tenure of Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud as the Chief Minister.
"This museum complex includes the old museum building and the new museum. In addition, we also have a natural museum, an Islamic complex nearby and a restaurant that serves local cuisine," he added.
The Borneo Cultural Museum, which has been open to the public since March last year, is a world-class museum, designed and equipped with 21st century facilities.
In addition to exhibiting artefacts and unique specimens, the museum also exhibits the history and life of the Sarawak community in the past.