Thursday September 29, 2011
Floating exhibition centre in Gua Bewah
KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government is considering building various facilities, including a floating exhibition centre, to get more people to visit Gua Bewah in Tasik Kenyir, where skeletal remains, believed to be from the pre-historic age, were found.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the floating centre, which would have an escalator to the cave, would cost about RM15mil.
However, a study would have to be carried out to ascertain its safety, he told reporters after opening a seminar and exhibition on archaeology recently..
Also present at the function were State Tourism, Culture, Arts and Heritage committee chairman Datuk Rahin Mohd Said and the State Museum director Mohd Yusof Abdullah.
Ahmad said Gua Bewah, believed to be more than 1,500 years old, had the potential to attract tourists, especially foreigners, because of the rich historical artifacts found in it.
In a related development, Ahmad said a study should be carried out on Bukit Jong Berlabuh in Kijal, Kemaman, following the discovery of sea cells in the cave to determine whether the cave was previously located in an ocean. — Bernama