Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sarawak’s Fort Margherita Temporarily Closed

KUCHING: Fort Margherita, one of the most popular tourist spots in Sarawak, has been closed temporarily.

The Sarawak Museums Department said the closure was due to the poor condition of Jalan Astana, the road leading to the fort, which made it unsafe for visitors to travel there.
“There is also a construction project going on nearby,” said the department in a statement.
It said the public would be informed when the fort was reopened.

Built in 1879, it was the most important fort under the rule of the Charles Brooke, the second white Rajah of Sarawak, and was named after his wife Margherita.
It started housing the Police Museum in the 1970s, displaying the history of the police in the state, and old weapons, cannons and swords, and has a special cell and a compound where convicts were executed.

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