SATURDAY, 16 NOVEMBER –
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Marine Museum recorded 17,258 visitors since January to August this year.
Of the total, 13,230 were local visitors, 3,095 foreigners and the rest were the unversity’s official guests, the Special Needs (OKU) and UMS staff.
According to the Curator of the Museum, Flora Anne Asalin, visitors were expected to rise until end of the year 2013.
“For the record, visitors to the museum increases every year. In 2009, a total of 12,228 visitors were recorded, 22,990 in 2010; 23,808 in 2011 and a big jump in 2012 with a total of 28,663 visitors.
“Thus the total visitors since 2009 until August 2013 is 104,947,” she added.
The marine museum which is managed by the Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB) is open to public every day except on Wednesdays and public holidays, starting from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm.
She was quoted as saying when contacted by UMS Chancellery Media today. – SS
Media DivisionChancellery Department