KUCHING: Ministry of Tourism is in the midst of drawing up a heritage zone in and around the main bazaar here to preserve buildings of historical value.
Its minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg said it would take another six or so months to conclude the heritage zone. According to him, the study on the proposed zone is underway and it covers India Street, Carpenter Street, Sarawak Tourism Complex or Old Court House and even up to the Kuching Sikh Temple.
“There are many heritage traits along the main bazaar area including the Kuching Resident’s Office and the Central Police Station.
“Many old buildings stand in the area and that is why I have granted RM20,000 for the Sarawak Sikh Temple Association to set up a gallery, displaying more information,” he told the press after opening the 100th anniversary celebration of Kuching Sikh Temple here yesterday.
Abang Johari added that the ministry would hold a proper media briefing as soon as the study was finalised.