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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Oct 18: The new Borneo Cultural Museum is scheduled to open its doors to the public by the first quarter of next year.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the museum was supposed to be made available to the public at the end of last year but the plan was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He explained that the iconic building deserves a grand opening where the members of the public would be able to enter the museum in large crowds.
“At the same time, Covid-19 has also became a hiccup in the process of filling the museum with artifacts and specimens because the contractors involve those from outside the State.
“At present, the relevant parties are in the final stage of doing all these arrangements as well as waiting for a new date too…hopefully by the first quarter of next year,” he told reporters after officiating at the Tenun Fashion Week 2021 held at the Old Courthouse Kuching last night (Oct 17). — DayakDaily