Date: February 13, 2018

Time: 18:00-19:00

Location: Museum Cafe & Shop, Main Bazaar (opposite Chinese History Museum), Kuching

Tuesday 13 Feb., 6:00 pm

Several Japanese navy ships were sunk off the coast of Santubong in 1941, and a number of others off the Borneo coast during WW2. As these wrecks contain valuable metals, a number of them have been scavenged for scraps, some quite recently. But wreck sites are war graves with lost lives. These shipwrecks call for the attention of the heritage conservation community, shipwreck divers and naval historians.

A SHS talk/presentation by Ernest Teo, professional diving instructor and current Vice President of the Sarawak Heritage Society, with photos and video footage tracing the history of the WWII warships and discussion on the issues relating to the conservation of the wrecks.

Public talk, free admission