Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Civic Centre Museum

The Civic Centre Museum (its official name is Dewan Kebudayaan dan Warisan meaning Cultural & Heritage Hall in English) has a rich collection of ceramics and cultural exhibits depicting the various races such as the Orang Ulus, the lbans, the Melanaus, Malays and the Chinese. There's also a replica of an Iban longhouse that offers visitors a "feel" of a real longhouse complete with human skulls that were collector's items during the head-hunting days of Sarawak's past.

Opening Hours: 3:00pm-8:00pm (Tuesday-Saturday), 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-8:00pm (Sunday)
Admision: Free
Address: Jln Suarah
Services: Guided tour (by appointment).
Distance form city center: The Civic Centre is situated 2.5 km from the town centre on Tun Abang Haji Openg Road. To get here, take Sungei Merah bus 1A or 4 (90 sen) from the local bus station on the waterfront; the museum is down the side street by a petrol station.

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