Museum of Modern Sarawak (MMS)
Naim has collaborated with the reputable PADI Gallery and Design, Singapore, a museum design specialist to build the state-of-the-art ‘Museum of Modern Sarawak’ (Muzium Moden Sarawak or MMS). No stranger to museum design in the region, PADI was involved in numerous projects such as Maritime Museum, Singapore and Muzeum Adat (Negeri Sembilan), Muzeum Tekstile (KL), Gallery Perdana (Langkawi) and Cheng Ho Museum (Melaka).
Located on a hilly landscape, inline and directly facing the Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly), overlooking the beautiful cityscape of Kuching City, the museum will showcase an important aspect of Sarawak’s rich history, namely the sacrifices of Sarawak’s past and present leaders comprising of all Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak and Chief Ministers. This showcase will also clearly highlight Sarawak’s journey from what it was to its present position as an economic and development powerhouse, the result of the State’s visionary leaders and their efforts for the rakyat.
With a contemporary egg shaped 3-storey design, MMS will feature 9 galleries, including a special gallery showcasing the best collection of songs and records by Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr P. Ramlee, and a special collection of paintings by top Indonesian artistes.
MMS will also feature many sustainable design components including natural lighting, environmental friendly cooling system and an energy efficient envelope, and state-of-the-art audio and interactive elements.