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Malang to build museum

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    THE JAKARTA POST

MALANG   /   Mon, October 12 2009   /  01:28 pm

In a bid to help preserve local arts and culture, the regency administration of Malang is to build a museum on a plot of 1,000 square meters at the Singhasari Temple archeological compound in Klampok subdistrict, Singosari district. Head of the regency's culture and tourism agency, Purnadi, said recently the planned development of the museum is meant as a long term measure especially following the disappearance of numerous high-value art and cultural artifacts. "We used to have numerous artifacts of high value before the region was divided into the Malang regency and municipality. They all have gone now," Purnadi said. He added that lack of a museum had caused the regency administration to ask the Kesambon Police to look after and keep an ancient stone statue of the Singhasari Kingdom. The museum, he added, would not just be used to keep archeological artifacts but al...