By Salbinous Saribun
TUESDAY, 05 JANUARY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Marine Aquarium and Museum recorded 39,029 visitors in 2015.
According to the museum curator, Flora Anne Asalin, the number reflected an increase of 4,625 visitors compared to 34,404 visitors last year.
“Of the number, 33,171 were Malaysians, 5,232 international visitors and the rest were official guests of the university, people with disabilities (OKU) and UMS staff and students itself,” she said when contacted by UMS media.
She added, the increase in visitors showed that UMS Marine Aquarium and Museum continued to be the choice tourism destination when visiting Kota Kinabalu.
“The museum also generated income of RM177,772.49 compared to RM149,416.00 the previous year through collection of entrance fees charged to every visitor,” she added.
The museum operated by the Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB) is open to the public every day except Sundays and Public Holidays, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. – (fl)