Sarawak Museum to close for 2 years for RM38 million facelift

Desmond Davidson

A performer wearing an Orang Ulu mask, an ethnic group from Sarawak, at the Masks of the World exhibition in Kuala Lumpur recently. The 126-year-old Sarawak Museum will be closed for two years starting next month. – EPA pic, September 21, 2017.

ONE of Kuching’s major landmarks, the 126-year-old Sarawak Museum, will be closed for more than two years beginning next month for refurbishment costing RM38 million.

Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg, who announced the closure today, said the building was in need of major repairs as it had been ravaged by time and termites.

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