Last week I paid a visit to one of the state's oldest tourist attraction, Sarawak Museum. Many people came to the place since its Saturday. Besides, there was an Wood DNA and Crocs Exhibition going on at Butterfly Museum.
There some mummified crocs were exhibited with some of them are of rare species. Sarawak is famous for its dangerous crocs. Each year, croc attacks on human were reported all over Sarawak. Sarawak crocs have their own legend. Some said they are human in the form of a crocodile due to certain curses. How true, nobody could verified. Bujang Senang, a mascot for Sarawak Football Team is named after the legendary crocodile in Sri Aman. Famous of its bloodiest attack on Pangan ak Pali which made news headline in 1983, Bujang Senang also is said to be one of the biggest crocodile ever existed in Sarawak. Till today, nobody seem to know his whereabouts. But with the lifespan up to 100 years, this legend still ALIVE! but too old to make another historical attack!. Apart of Bujang Senang, another names of crocodiles we seem to familiar with are Bujang Sudin, Bujang Samarahan, Bujang Indon. Most of them now were kept at Jong's Crocodile Farm.
Then I walked up to visit Akuarium Bandaraya. The building still at it was before without any improvement or upgrading to enhance its potential. But some species of fish were added into their collections. However, its authentic structures need further refurbishment. Some of the aquariums were left vacated with nothing inside them. A crocodile that used to grow seems hindered. Something serious need to be done here, my friend. Luckily all those beautiful fish saved all the cracks and fractures appeared so obvious on the walls, floors and even the rusty cages invited fears among the visitors.
While another attractive place connected to this area is Sarawak Monument. But I can only took photos from a distance due to safety reason. This monument was built to commemorated Sarawak Nationalist against aggression and British occupancies. The Surrounding areas were maintained nicely with water fountain and fews types of Malaysian National flower, Bunga Raya giving a beautiful landscape look.
I spent nearly a half day scaling this area. Since I walked alone as my wife was on courses and my kids were babysit by their grandmother, I make full use of the time going to Islamic Museum too....