Tuesday, August 3

Memorial museum launches new website


LAUNCHED: Dr Hu (left) and Ting showing the new website of Lau King Howe’s Hospital Memorial Museum.

SIBU: The Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum Association is spreading the story of Lau King Howe’s love and spirit to the world through its new website.

Speaking to the press at the museum yesterday, association secretary Dr Hu Chang Hock gave the website as www.lkhhmm.org.

He said Lau King Howe was long gone, but his loving spirit remained in the heart of Sibu people.

This spirit, he said, should not be limited to the locals but be extended to the people throughout the world.

“Through the website, we want the whole world to know and understand the history of the establishment of Lau King Howe Hospital,” he said, adding that feedback was welcome.

The website, according to him, though very simple, provides information on Lau King Howe.

“We will constantly update the website. We have pictures of our activities, the history of Lau King Howe, our contacts, and so forth,” he said.

The website provides bank account of the Memorial Museum for those wishing to give financial backing to the museum.

Dr Hu urged the people not to forget the hard work of Lau King Howe and to make contributions generously.

The memorial museum was established in 1996 to remember and preserve the ‘spirit of Lau King Howe’ for the people of Sibu.

“His spirit, which also represents the cultural heritage of Sibu, needs to be preserved.

“When we first established the memorial museum, we only focused on the history of the establishment and slowly we began to display the work of Agape centre,” Dr Hu said.

The museum’s person-in-charge, John Ting, said the website would also give a chance to those unable to visit the museum in person to have a look at it.

“Those who have come here before, the website will keep them updated on the latest of the museum,” he said.

Ting said between December of 2008 and September this year, the museum recorded 23,817 visitors, among them, foreigners.

“This year alone, there have been 1,617 foreign visitors and 5,688 Malaysian visitors,” he enthused.