Showing posts from April, 2018

Kota Kayang Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : While looking up the list of museums in Malaysia, I came across just one museum that lies in the northern state of Perlis. So I decided to drive up there one weekend, spent a night in Kangar, and visited not only the Kota Kayang Museums but also few other places in Perlis. I didn't expect to find many interesting artifacts on display in this museum but I was proven slightly wrong. There were actually quite a lot of items and the museum area was much bigger than I thought. There were three single-storey buildings for the galleries, one office building and a nice garden at the back. On the left was a burial site of the 15th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Dhiauddin Mukarram Shah 1. This area back in the 17th century was the site of a palace called Indera Kayangan, where the royal family of Kedah resided (Perlis was once part of Kedah). F

National Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : RM2 Google Maps Link  : I've always admired the architecture of the Muzium Negara building. Definitely one of the most iconic buildings in the country. It has looked the same for as far as I can remember. As we know, KL is city that has undergone a lot of changes in it's landscape especially in the past two decades. But the museum has always looked the same since I first visited it in the late 90s. Front view. Entrance is the middle part of the building It is a wide building and there's not enough space to move back from the entrance to take a good photo of the whole building. You would need a wide-angle lens or maybe one of those smartphones that claim to have that kind of lens. Otherwise, you will need to exit the museum area and drive across the road to get a view like above. That photo is actually from the website of Department of Museums Malaysia as I simply cou

Petaling Jaya Museum

Website : Entry Fee : Free Google Maps Link : Located in the vicinity of Taman Jaya Park, this little museum tells the story of Petaling Jaya, the city where I have lived for the past 17 years. I went on a Saturday morning and to my surprise, there was no one at the front desk. The security guard sitting outside the building told me to just write my name in the guestbook and proceed. After writing my name, I took a quick scan of the guestbook and it seemed the museum only receives on average, 4-5 visitors per day! View of the entrance The entire museum is just about the size of an average bungalow. It was very dim inside, but comfortable for me because I like it dim. The first wall of Gallery A provides information on PJ's establishment as KL's satellite city. In Gallery A and Gallery B, there were some rare pictures of the city's roads and earliest buildings. There was also map that indicates the e