Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sarawak boosts historical landmarks

KUCHING: Sarawak has identified 19 historical buildings, monuments and sites to be added to its heritage list, Sarawak Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh said.

He said the state Cabinet approved the additional sites to the existing 70 last month and they were being gazetted.

The buildings include the Tua Pek Kong Temple which was built in 1770, Bishop’s House (1848), St James’ Church in Quop (1865), St Thomas Secondary School (1885), St Joseph’s Secondary School (1894), the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (1912) and a “baruk” or Bidayuh headhouse in Kampung Opar (1952).

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