Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Malaysia - Borneo, Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum

1. Kelirieng Burial Pole
2. Sarawak Museum
3. Rock Carving

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The Sarawak State Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo.

It was built in 1891 and was extended to its present form in 1911. The building was especially built to permanently house and display local native arts and crafts and collections of local animals as mainly encouraged by the famous naturalist, Alfred Wallace, who was then collecting specimens in the state.


Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located at the center of Maritime Southeast Asia.

It is divided administratively into 3 parts, the only island in the world that is a recognised part of 3 countries:

The Indonesian provinces of East, South, West and Central Kalimantan
The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak (the Federal Territory of Labuan is located on nearshore islands of Borneo, but not on the island of Borneo itself)
The independent country of Brunei (main part and eastern exclave of Temburong)

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