Sarawak tourism ministry to salvage burial poles from Tatau river


Desmond Davidson

A burial pole, or klirieng, in Sarawak. State Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says his ministry is working with several departments and local community leaders ‘to expedite work in protecting and preserving’ three klirieng that had been found in Sg Penyarai. – Twitter pic, May 25, 2022.

WORK is underway to recover several burial poles of cultural value from a river near the industrial town of Bintulu, state Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told the state assembly today.

Bintulu, an oil and gas town, is about 350km from Kuching.


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