Abdul Karim: Ministry to look into adding Chinese language narrations at Borneo Cultures Museum

Abdul Karim (centre) speaks at the press conference while other dignitaries look on.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 28: Sarawak’s Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) will look into the feasibility of adding Chinese language narrations at the Borneo Cultures Museum (BCM) following the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions’s call.

Its minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah noted that the proposal was one of the resolutions made during the federation’s recent annual general meeting (AGM).

“The federation has come up with a proposal to have another narrative (in Chinese) at the museum to cater for the Mandarin-speaking or Chinese tourists. Presently, the museum only has English and Bahasa Malaysia narrations.

“We will look into this matter. Of course, we will have to see how much it will cost us to have an addition to the narratives and (take into account) the number of tourists’ arrival from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

“If these tourists were to come in big numbers and we feel that we need to do it (the Chinese narrations) as soon as possible, we will do it. But in the meantime, we will need to conduct a study first,” he said at a press conference about the Queen Tribute Concert at Waterfront Hotel here today.

Abdul Karim also disclosed that BMC which is the largest museum in the country and second largest in Southeast Asia, has received around 300,000 visitors to date, after it was opened to the public on March 9, 2022. — DayakDaily