Datuk Bandar mulls turning CPS into living museum

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Abdul Wahap (third right), Ng (second right), Wee (third left) and others tossing the ‘yeesang’ at the event.

KUCHING: Datuk Bandar of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai has mooted the idea of turning the Central Police Station (CPS) here into a living museum as a tourist attraction to the city.

He said if the idea is implemented, the police station will house police artefacts and history, apart from being a place to lodge police reports.

“We are working on this now and we hope that it will become a reality,” said Abang Abdul Wahap at Plaza Merdeka’s Pre-Chinese New Year Gala on Sunday night.

Apart from that, he urged the people to play their part in making Kuching the most talked-about city by 2017, in terms of CBS (clean, beautiful and safe).

He pointed out that Plaza Merdeka is one of the important partners in making Kuching a more liveable and vibrant city.

An example of their close collaboration, he said, was the Chinese New Year celebration in which Plaza Merdeka sponsored the Chinese lanterns while the commission paid for the electricity.

On the coming Chinese New Year, he hoped that it will bring better luck, prosperity and great expectations.

“The sheep or goat is a lucky animal. It does not need to work unlike the ox.”

He also hoped that in future, Kuching would have a Lunar New Year parade like other places, which would help to draw tourists and make the city a more happening place.

The Plaza Merdeka’s Pre-Chinese New Year Gala included Chinese New Year song performances, Lion Dance, tossing of ‘yeesang’ and wushu performance.

Plaza Merdeka Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Steve Ng and DBKU commission member Datuk Wee Hong Seng were among others present.