Sarawak Timber Museum at Petra Jaya, Kuching is home to a
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percent of Sarawak still remains covered by the unbroken
emerald canopy of the primeval rainforest. And a large
percentage of Sarawak' s indigenous population still lives
on its ancestral lands, deep in the heart of the rainforest.
State that promotes the judicious use of Mother Nature's
resources and is understandably proud of its responsible
record of rainforest management, it is natural that there is
a museum dedicated to one of Sarawak's most important
Muzium Perkayuan or the Timber Museum showcases the unique
composition of Sarawak's forest resources and its growing
timber industry. The museum's exhibits also showcase the
products of Sarawak's unique rainforest culture: the array
of traditional wood handicrafts of the Orang Ulu - the
indigenous tribes that dwell in the State's hinterland.
on a 78,000 square meter site that includes forest walks,
the Timber Museum offers many fascinating exhibits such as
"Forest And Land Use", "Evolution of the
Timber Industry", and "Traditional Wood
Items", among others.