Muzium Gopeng which first opened its doors last year launched its corporate logo on 15th February at 2 p.m. on the second day of the Year of the Tiger.
The auspicious ceremony complete with a roaring lion dance performance was held at its premises at 28 Eu Kong Street, Gopeng, the heritage home of the Yaw family for 5 generations.
Bernard Yaw, the Chairman of Muzium Gopeng in his opening address welcomed the almost 200 guests that afternoon. Many amongst the guests were former students of Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Idris Shah, Gopeng, including their ‘beloved’ Headmaster Y. Bhg Dato’ Seri N.S. Selvamany.
Selvamany, who was the guest of honour, praised Bernard and his family for “bringing back glory and a future to the town of Gopeng. Bernard has shown his love for the town and country by contributing his Mun Chong heritage home and turning it into a museum, a gesture that cannot be measured”.
Selvamany then presented to Bernard and its museum curator Phang See Kong with an antique clock and a box of ‘kam’ (‘gold’ mandarin oranges). A sum of RM7,000 collected by the ex-students of Sekolah Idris Shah was also presented to curator Phang.
Commenting on the launch of the logo Bernard clarified that they could now get serious about promoting the museum and confirmed that he had registered their website www.muziumgopeng.org and the page was currently being designed.
In conjunction with the launch, the museum had organised a month long exhibition of antique wall and table-top clocks. Most of the clocks on display were of European origin and was originally sold by 3 main Gopeng clock shops during its heyday. The exhibition ends on 16th March.