Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Malaysia House

Today is the 45th year Malaysia was formed (with the inclusion of Sabah & Sarawak). From the word of mouth, this house, which you saw here was where the agreement were discussed among the leaders for the formation of Malaysia.

They call this house, Malaysia House, located at Jalan Lanang, Sibu, Sarawak (opposite the Jaya Tiasa office building). Sadly the house is abandoned although physically it looks fine.

It would have been nice if the house is refurbished and turned it into a museum to commemorate the historical event

For the record, 16th September 1963 was the date Sarawak and Sabah joined Malaya to form Malaysia. In fact, it is pretty much the independent day for both Sarawak and Sabah as the Governor at the time left the states on the 15th September 1963.

Our country regard 31st August 1957 as the national day but that is the day when Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia) achieved independence from the British. It would be nice if this day is commemorated as Malaysia day and declared as public holiday.


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shawnn loo said...

The house so interesting....! ^_^

It seem like have a lot of things to see!

Johnny Ong said...

wait till the change, i'm sure 16 sept wld be declared a nationwide holiday (yeah i like public holidays, who doesn't)