Sabah archaeological site becomes tourism site

Bukit Tengkorak, or Tengkorak Hill, is an archaeological site in Sabah, Malaysia that has been converted to attract tourists. The site contains evidence for habitation for at least 3,000 years.

Bukit Tengkorak to be Sabah’s new tourist attraction
Daily Express, 09 November 2010

A development project involving the Bukit Tengkorak archaeological site is now complete and will be a new tourist attraction in Sabah.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Ellron Alfred Angin said the RM4.2 million project by the National Heritage Department was aimed at preserving the historical site which showed the area’s civilisation, besides boosting the State’s tourism industry.

“The Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry fully supports all efforts taken by the National Heritage Department to increase awareness and appreciation of historical sites and buildings.

“Historical sites and monuments will continue to be preserved and protected in line with the National Heritage Act 2005,” he said during the handing-over of the completed Bukit Tengkorak development project site.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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