Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tun Sakaran Museum in Semporna to be launched on Saturday

KOTA KINABALU: The Tun Sakaran Museum in Semporna will be launched by the Head of State, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, this Saturday.

State Museum director Joanna Kitingan said at a press conference yesterday that the museum is located on an acre of land at Kampung Inabah Kamal, Semporna.

She said the development of the RM2.8 million museum was approved during the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) under government funding.

She disclosed that the number of visitors visiting the museum since it opened its doors in March last year is increasing.

The building is divided into several galleries, including a special corner to showcase historical events and contributions of Tun Sakaran. The ground floor of the museum comprises of a nature’s gallery, Semporna’s Islamic heritage, Semporna’s cultural heritage and the early history of Semporna, she said.

Meanwhile, several activities will be carried out between April 23 and 26 in conjunction with the launch.

The launching ceremony will be held in conjunction with the State Museum Department’s 50th anniversary and the Regatta Lepa celebration.