Lau King Home came to Sibu in 1915 to help further develop the rubber plantation activities here in Malaysia. He was a very committed man and saw the great medical needs of the people of Sibu and thus went and consult the Rajah about setting up funds for a hospital and to get a grant of land from the Government. By 1936 the hospital was declared opened and served the community well while Lau King Howe returned back to China to live out the remainder of his life. But in the early 80s when the Sibu General Hospital was built, this hospital that saved and served the community well during its early years disappeared into oblivion. Today it has been turned into a museum to showcase the love showed by a man for the town of Sibu which has made him into a local legend.
The Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum’s opening hours are:
Tuesday – Sunday: 0900 – 1700
Closed on Mondays.