Animatronics brings dinosaurs alive in the city


KUCHING: Dinosaurs in the city? Well, not exactly but an exhibition of the prehistoric creatures has been causing a bellow among city dwellers.

Themed “Dinosaur in Borneo” the reptiles, er.. their replicas actually, are on display at the Kuching South City Hall (MBKS) New Norms Park from June 10 to July 12.

Organiser, one Andy of the Sungai Merah Unity Association, said it took them about 12 days to complete the setting up of displays.

Andy Lau

“The exhibition is very suitable for children because it has information on each dinosaur.

Mordiana, 24, Chef

“Therefore, we hope that the children who come to visit are able to learn about the different dinosaur species,” he said.

Meanwhile, visitors said they were thrilled to visit the dinosaur exhibition.

Mordiana, 24, said it is the main attraction in town at the moment.

“The dinosaurs at the exhibition looked alive and would attract children to the exhibition. Admission prices here are also affordable.

“We can also learn through the information given about each dinosaur species,” said the chef.

Meanwhile, Priscilla Pasong, 31, is glad to be able to take her children out for a walk and see the dinosaur displays.

Priscilla Pasong, 31, Office Clerk

“After more than two years in this COVID-19 pandemic, finally, we can enjoy some activities with our children,” said the office clerk.

Gaffry Hashim, 51, Teacher

Gaffry Hashim, 51, on the other hand, while welcoming the exhibition, suggested the management to make further improvement of activities that could attract more locals as well as tourists.

“During the four-week exhibition, the most exciting part is that people can also see the most prominent prehistoric animal in the world, the Tyrannosaurus or better known as the T-rex.

“The MBKS site also displays these prehistoric animals in an animatronic format, which is an animal statue that can move as if it were a real animal,” said the teacher.

Meanwhile, entry to the dinosaur exhibition for children is priced at RM5 and for adults RM10.

In addition to that, a new attraction at Aeroville Mall, Jalan Stutong Baru, also has dinosaur displays.

There are about more than 20 species of dinosaurs to be discovered there.

Public can visit its outdoor car park (opposite Hoi Tin Lau) starting June 17 onwards from 1pm to 10pm.

Entrance fee is RM5 for children 11 and below, and RM10 for those aged 12 and above.

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