Opening hours is from 8am to 5pm daily. Closed on Monday and some public holidays
Upon entering the entrance, there is a wide variety of exhibition here. Point to note is that this exhibition is not part of the museum.
There are a number of models of proposed development for Sibu. Some of this proposals had been around for years but had yet to be implemented. Even the airport design disappoint me. The airport design is pretty much the generic type like any airports in Sarawak, hence losing its uniqueness.
The museum entrance is located at a corner of this exhibition area. Note that no camera is allowed at the museum. So, what I going to show below is pretty much a daring move.
The museum displays the rich culture heritage of various ethnic groups of the Central Region. Shown above is the Melanau longhouse model
There is an actual size Melanau longhouse model which showcase the Melanau's culture, lifestyle and tools
The malay section is also quite interesting as it features some of the local malay rebels who were against the colonisation back then as well as weapons used to assasinate the British officers
Chinese migrants history to Sibu and their achievement is well documented here. There are a lot of Chinese artifacts, tools, literature and etc can be found here.
As with the Melanau section, the Iban's longhouse model was on display here. The section is also renovated to resemble the home of the Iban tribe
Orang Ulu's traditional costume. It was at this Orang Ulu section I was caught photographing and was warned to stop doing so. Really need to improve my stealth mode. I guess my good intention of promoting this museum is not recognized.
Anyway, there is also a nice collection of Chinese porcelain and clay vase on display at this museum. These vases were donated by some of the most prominent figures here and had great sentimental value to the owners.
This museum is likely to be moved to the new heritage and cultural museum around August this year at the old Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) site in the heart of the Sibu town.