Sarawak to open historical trail of renowned naturalist Odoardo Beccari on July 24


During Beccari's two-year stay in Borneo, he collected and documented over 4,000 specimens, chiefly plants but also insects, birds and animals, including orang utan both in Matang and also many other parts of Sarawak including the Batang Lupar, Tubau and Belaga areas.

A historical trail featuring the findings of a renowned Italian naturalist Odoardo Beccari will be opened on Friday at Kampung Matang, about 17km from the Kuching city centre here.

The Beccari Discovery Trail is a collaborative effort of the Friends of Sarawak Museum (FoSM), a voluntary group aiming to promote the role of museums in Sarawak’s heritage, and Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry to mark the centenary anniversary of Beccari’s death.

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