Sarawak fully supports move to gazette leprosarium as museum


Lo (centre) visiting the leprosarium museum, while Jong (right) is showing old record books.

KUCHING: The 92-year-old Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial (RCBM) Leprosarium, one of only two settlements for those with Hansen’s Disease in the country, has been listed by Sarawak Museum Department to be gazetted as a heritage site.

Plans are afoot to transform the facility, located at 13th mile near here, into an open-air museum and becoming part of the tourism trail in the Padawan district.

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