Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Higher fee for foreign visitors to Sabah Museum Complex


BY MUGUNTAN VANAR

FOREIGN visitors to the Sabah Museum Complex are forking out more in entrance fees with effect of Jan 1.

The fee for foreigners is RM15, RM10 more compared to the previous rate of RM5, a museum statement said.

However, the entrance fee of RM2 for Malaysians remains unchanged.

The new fee for foreigners is also being imposed at Agnes Keith House in Sandakan and Batu Tulug Museum in Kinabatangan.

However, entrance is free for the public visiting several historical and archaeological sites under the care of Sabah Museum.

These include Sandakan Heritage Museum and Tun Abdul Razak Memorial both in Sandakan, Bukit Tengkorak in Semporna, Murut Cultural Museum in Kampung Pulong, Tenom, Datu Paduka Mat Salleh Memorial in Kampung Tibabar, Tambunan, and Panoramic Mansion House in Kinarut

The entrance fee for the musuem was introduced in 2001 and the increase was aimed at assisting it in plans to upgrade exhibitions and facilities to make it a key tourist attraction.

The upgrades include restructuring the main entrance to the Science Centre that houses Sabah Art Gallery and galleries on broadcasting technology, railway technology and Shell petroleum.

The museum is holding an exhibition on the Atkinson Clock Tower that features several photographs and write-ups on the history of Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu), named after a district officer who served the British Government in North Borneo (Sabah).

The museum complex is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except Fridays.

Source: The Star

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