The Ministry of Tourism Sarawak has announced that there will be massive road closures happening in Kuching in coming weeks.

A statement on their Facebook page said that the closure was “due to the building of structures for Malaysia Day cum 50th Sarawak Independence Day Celebration on 16 September 2013 at Padang Merdeka.”

The roads affected will be Jalan McDougall (St Thomas Cathedral side towards SMB St Mary), and one lane of Jalan McDougall heading towards Merdeka Palace Hotel on 4 September, before and the whole area will be closed to traffic from 5 to 17 September 2013.

Road users are therefore advised to seek alternative routes due to the closure.

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