KUCHING (March 1): Sarawak’s highly anticipated Museum of Borneo Cultures will welcome visitors on Wednesday next week (March 9) with online reservations for the month now open to the public.
In a Facebook post, the museum said visitors would be split into morning and afternoon sessions, with a limit of 300 slots per session.
The morning session is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
For afternoon slots, visitors can choose to visit the museum on weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Each quote is for one person and reservations must be made before 4 p.m. the day before the chosen date.
For tour or school group bookings with a maximum of 20 people in a group, organizers can email [email protected]
Admission to the museum is free for the first three months.
The Borneo Museum of Cultures, billed as the largest in Malaysia and the second in Southeast Asia, is due to be officially opened by Governor Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Friday March 4.
It is the first museum to be certified under the Green Building Index.
The five-story building includes permanent exhibitions, a children’s gallery, a reception hall, a VIP room, an auditorium, a restaurant, a canteen, a souvenir shop, as well as an arts and crafts gallery .
A total of 6,628 square meters has been allocated for exhibition space in the new building and the total floor area for the museum and its annex building is approximately 31,000 square meters.
Members of the public can pre-book their tours at https://museum.sarawak.gov.my.
Only a maximum of 500 people are allowed to be in the building at a time.