KUCHING: The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts will look into including Mandarin narrations at the Borneo Cultures Museum (BCM).
Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this in response to the Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations’ proposal.
“For now, the museum has English and Bahasa (text and voice narrations). Their proposal is good as it could cater to Mandarin speakers and tourists from China.
“Hence, for now, we would need to look at the cost to have this additional narration and the number of tourists that will come here from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
“However, if these tourists were to come in big numbers and we feel that we need to do it (Mandarin narrations) as soon as possible, we will do it. But in the meantime, we will need to study it first.”
He said this during the Queen Tribute Concert (QTC) press conference at Waterfront Hotel here on Tuesday (June 28).
Abdul Karim also pointed out that BMC—being the largest of its kind in the country and the second largest in Southeast Asia—had received around 300,000 visitors to date.