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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Aug 8: A fine dining restaurant which offers Sarawak fusion cuisine is the latest addition to the iconic Borneo Cultures Museum here.
Sarawak Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the restaurant’s opening would meet the demand for more eateries for visitors to the museum.
The restaurant, he said, will complement the existing cafeteria located just next door.
“The new restaurant can be a perfect spot for visitors coming down to Kuching, whether going to the museum or just to dine.
“It’s easier (for walk-in diners) because they (museum and the restaurant) have separate entrances,” he said at the soft opening of the Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant here earlier tonight.
The restaurant is open from 11am to 10pm while the cafeteria is open from 7.30am to 5pm.
At the same time, Abdul Karim mentioned that the number of visitors to the Borneo Cultures Museum had shown a good record despite the imposition of admission fees since Aug 1.
“The first day (Aug 1) recorded about 700 visitors. The number doubled during the weekend (Aug 6 and 7), which is about 1,500 visitors daily.
“The average collection from Aug 1 until today (Aug 8) recorded about RM10,000 per day,” he added.
He also informed that the Borneo Cultures Museum, since its opening on March 9, 2022, has recorded a total number of 386,753 visitors to date.
Amongst those present were Abdul Karim’s wife Datin Sri Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad, MTCP permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee, Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton, Sarawak Museum Department deputy director Dayang Morzanah Awang Haddy, Nex Vision F&B (BCM) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Ngui Ing Ing and managing director Damien Sii. — DayakDaily