Tun Sakaran Museum
Muzium Tun Sakaran
Established25 April 2015 (2015-04-25)
LocationSemporna, Sabah
Coordinates4°28′33.14″N 118°36′12.6″E / 4.4758722°N 118.603500°E / 4.4758722; 118.603500Coordinates: 4°28′33.14″N 118°36′12.6″E / 4.4758722°N 118.603500°E / 4.4758722; 118.603500
TypeMuseum
OwnerSabah Museum

Tun Sakaran Museum (Malay: Muzium Tun Sakaran) is a museum in Semporna of Sabah, Malaysia.[1] It is named after the 8th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah, Sakaran Dandai.[2]

History

The museum opening ceremony on 25 April 2015 with the presence of Sakaran Dandai (standing left in blue sky shirt), Juhar Mahiruddin (middle), Shafie Apdal (right) together with their respective wives (behind).
The museum opening ceremony on 25 April 2015 with the presence of Sakaran Dandai (standing left in blue sky shirt), Juhar Mahiruddin (middle), Shafie Apdal (right) together with their respective wives (behind).

The first ground-breaking ceremony took place on 31 December 2008 through a land donation from Sakaran Dandai himself.[3] While the outside structure of the building was completed in 2010, it took until 2014 to complete the interior design and exhibition space. Before the official opening, the museum was partly open to visitors from 2014 to April 2015 as part of its soft openings. On 25 April 2015, the building was fully completed with a total cost of RM2.8 million funded by the Government of Sabah and officiated together by Sakaran Dandai, Juhar Mahiruddin and Shafie Apdal.[1][2][4][5]

Features

Although being named after Sakaran Dandai, the museum mostly features the history and culture of the town of Semporna, especially its Bajau community.[2] The ground floor has a main gallery while the top floor exhibits culture and historical artefacts of the Semporna community with the exhibition will change from time to time.[2] The museum also has cafeteria and small multipurpose room for the public to use.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Tun Sakaran museum latest tourist attraction in Semporna". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 22 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tun Sakaran Museum officially opens in Semporna". The Borneo Post. 27 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Muzium Tun Sakaran tarikan baru pelancongan" [Tun Sakaran Museum new tourism attraction]. Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 25 April 2015. Archived from the original on 22 February 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Why museum was named after Sakaran". Daily Express. 22 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Tun Sakaran Museum Launching". Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah. 25 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.