Keningau Heritage Museum
Muzium Warisan Keningau
Keningau Sabah MuziumWarisan-02.jpg
Established2008 (2008)
LocationKeningau, Sabah
Coordinates5°20′44.58″N 116°09′28.83″E / 5.3457167°N 116.1580083°E / 5.3457167; 116.1580083Coordinates: 5°20′44.58″N 116°09′28.83″E / 5.3457167°N 116.1580083°E / 5.3457167; 116.1580083
TypeMuseum
OwnerSabah Museum

Keningau Heritage Museum (Malay: Muzium Warisan Keningau) is a museum located at Mahathir Park in Keningau of Sabah, Malaysia.[1]

History

The museum is located in a former Government Rest House that was built by the Borneo Construction Company Ltd. during the administration of British Crown Colony government in 1946 and completed the following year.[1] Both Malaysia's Prime Ministers of Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak had both visited and stayed in the house before. In 2008, the house were officially turned into a museum.[1]

Features

The museum features local indigenous culture and heritage, history, zoology, ethno-botany, Islamic civilisation as well sports.[1] On 9 September 2018, the Keningau Oath Stone were officially relocated into the museum area.[2][3][4] The museum is one of the main tourism attractions in Sabah.[5] In 2015, a former Aussie soldier who had married and stayed in Sabah with local indigenous native spouse donates historical items to the museum.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Keningau Heritage Museum". Sabah Museum. Archived from the original on 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ Johan Aziz (24 July 2018). "Ritual to mark the relocation of Batu Sumpah". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Sabah moves historic Oath Stone into Keningau museum". Bernama. The Malay Mail. 9 September 2018. Archived from the original on 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. ^ "A home for oath stone at last". The Star. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. ^ Rizalmi Liman (22 October 2018). "108,000 pelancong kunjungi Keningau sejak Jan-Okt" [108,000 tourists visiting Keningau since Jan-Oct] (in Malay). New Sabah Times. Archived from the original on 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Ex-Aussie soldier donates historical items to Keningau Museum". The Borneo Post. 25 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.