Exhibition centre mooted for Gua Bewah site

The Terengganu state government is considering building facilities to attract visitors to the Gua Bewah, a Neolithic site discovered near a man-made lake.

Terengganu To Built Facilities At Gua Bewah In Tasik Kenyir
Bernama, 25 September 2011

The Terengganu government is considering building various facilities, including a floating exhibition center, to get more people to visit Gua Bewah in Tasik Kenyir, where the skeletal remains, believed to be those from the pre-historic age, were found.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the floating center, which would have an escalator to the cave, would cost about RM15 million. However, a study would have to be carried out to ascertain its safety, he told reporters after opening a seminar and exhibition on archaeology here Sunday.

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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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