1,370sqm mural maze at BCCK to attempt Malaysia Book of Records entry

One of the mural paintings by UTM depicting Sarawak festivals.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 27: The largest Sarawak themed mural maze, with a total of 1,370 square metres area, currently set up at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), is ready to attempt to set a record in the Malaysia Book of Records.

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the mural maze is based on five pillars of Sarawak tourism, namely Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festivals.

“It will be a moment for us Sarawakians to be proud of. We celebrate our beauty in ethnic diversity through this project, which I believe is crucial in leaving memorable cultural and heritage legacies for Sarawak,” he said.

He also said that the mural painting maze took five months of team effort and the incredible talents of student artists from University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Universiti Teknologi MARA Samarahan, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, UCSI University Kuching Campus, and the University of Technology Sarawak, to complete.

Mural painting of Kuching’s iconic buildings on display at the mural maze at BCCK.
Mural painting by the Sarawak Society for the Deaf on nature.
Mural painting of the Dragon Boat Race held at the Sarawak River.

“Furthermore, talents from the Sarawak Society for the Deaf also contributed to the making of ‘The Largest Sarawak Themed Mural Maze’.

“Hence, this event is not only to celebrate Sarawak’s uniqueness but also as a fundraising initiative for Sarawak Society for the Deaf through voluntary donations by visitors to the mural maze at BCCK.

“Let’s support this event to help the deaf community,” said Abdul Karim when launching the mural maze at BCCK here today.

Abdul Karim (third left) on tour around the mural maze, with Snowdan (first right) and Hii (second left)

Also there for the opening ceremony were Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Snowdan Lawan and permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee.

The mural maze is open to the public starting today from 9am to 7pm until June 8. — DayakDaily