A museum for inscribed stones

Terengganu Inscribes Stone, The Sun 20120326

The Terengganu state government announces plans to build a museum to house inscribed stones, the most famous of which contains 700-year-old Jawi script. (Thanks to Liz Price for the news)

Terengganu Inscribed Stone, The Sun 20120326
Terengganu Inscribed Stone, The Sun 20120326

Trengganu to build RM20m ‘Batu Bersurat’ museum
The Sun, 26 March 2012

The state government will build a RM20 million “Batu Bersurat” (inscribed stones) museum in Kampung Buluh, Hulu Terengganu next year, announced state Religious Affairs and Information Committee chairman Ramli Noh today.

“A seven acre land has been approved for the “Batu Bersurat” museum and it is in the final stages of design,” he told reporters after the launch of a two-day seminar on the inscribed stones at the state museum in Losong near here.

Also present at the event was director of the Terengganu state museum board Mohd Yusof Abdullah.

Full story here.

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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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