THE Borneo Cultures Museum (BCM) has received an overwhelming response since it was opened to the public on March 9.
Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said a total of 150,000 people, including ambassadors, consulates, state and federal government agencies, various educational institutions, private companies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have visited the museum from March 9 to May 20.
He said the highest number of visitors to the BCM in one day was 7,137 on May 16.
Meanwhile, Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also visited the museum on March 29.
“Sarawakians are especially proud to have a 20 world class museum that showcases their cultures and history. BCM is now seen as a benchmark for other museums in Malaysia and abroad,” he said when delivering his ministerial winding – up speech at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.
Karim said that the various themed galleries offer the best experience for visitors to appreciate Sarawak’s unique cultural beauty.
The galleries are the Arts and Crafts gallery, Children’s gallery, “In Harmony with Nature” gallery, “Time Changes” gallery and “The Objects of Desire” gallery.