Prison museum wants to conduct overnight programme


MELAKA: Tourism and Culture Ministry’s (Motac) office in Melaka is seeking approval from the Home Ministry to carry out the Night in the Museum programme at the prison museum in Jalan Parameswara here.

Melaka Motac director Jeffri Munir said currently the programme, which started in 2011, involved a few museums under supervision of the Melaka Museum Corporation (Perzim).

“Among Melaka Motac’s priorities is to expand the state tourism industry through the Night in the Museum programme, which has received good response from the Melaka people as well as those from other states.

“Furthermore, Melaka has many museums that can be the venues for participants to stay overnight and enjoy activities related to the museums,” he said after closing the 2017 Night in the Museum programme here.

The two days, one night programme at the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum in Jalan Kota, here, involved 70 students from three schools, namely SMK Rahmat, SMK Tinggi Melaka and SMK Ayer Molek.

Jeffri said the prisons museum would offer a unique experience to the participants, besides diversifying the state’s tourism products.

He said so far, the museums involved in the programme were the People’s Museum, Maritime Museum, Architecture Museum, Hang Tuah Museum, the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum and Submarine Museum. — Bernama

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