The newly-opened history gallery at the Sarawak Museum takes visitors to Sarawak’s past from the 7th century to today. I was particularly taken with the rock carving of the man on the boulder – whose name escapes me now.
Relics from the past at the Sarawak museum
The Star, 26 March 2009
A NEW History Gallery has opened at the Sarawak Museum, chronicling the stateâ€™s history from its pre-Brunei Sultanate days right up to independence.
Located on the first floor of Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, the gallery is divided into several sections in chronological order â€“ from the Santubong era (7th-14th century) and the Brunei Sultanate era (15th-19th century) to the Brooke era (1841-1946), the Japanese Occupation (1941-45), colonial rule (1946-63) and finally independence.
Sarawakâ€™s history is told through various artifacts, photographs and documents displayed according to their respective eras.