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Islamic Arts Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 14 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here Islamic Arts Museum probably gets the best review from visitors amongst all museums in Malaysia. I can say it is well justified. This museum had 12 galleries on two floors, displaying artifacts from ancient Islamic civilizations around the world.  The entrance to the museum Front desk Model of Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It is believed to be constructed in 7th century and is the oldest Islamic structure that still retains its original design Model of Bibi Khanum Mosque in Uzbekistan,  Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey. It was one of the finest architectural structure of the Ottoman Empire. Some of the earliest written Quranic texts Ewer, or Kendi in Malay. This is from Gujerat in India. Lattice window made of stone - a Mughal design Cloisonne vase, incense tool and incense burner from late 19th century China. Iron-red balluster jar, from Zhende period i

Kelantan State Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here The State Museum was by far the biggest museum in Kelantan, although not as big as the ones in Klang Valley. It is a two-storey building with width of approximately 20 meters. Unlike other state museums that usually begin with stone age findings, the Kelantan State Museum started with write-ups and findings from the Japanese occupation. Kelantan was the first state in Malaya that was attacked by the Japanese and it marked the beginning of World War 2 in the Pacific.  Almost the entire ground floor was filled with exhibits on the Japanese occupation. It had the most resources about the Japanese invasion of all the museums I've been to thus far. The first floor had exhibition and write up on Kelantanese entertainment, such as games, dance and theatre.  At the ground floor - resources about Japanese invasion A replica of 'Little Boy', the atomic bomb dropped into Hiroshima on 6 Aug 1945

Wau Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here Wau Museum is located at the coastal town of Tumpat, about 20 minutes drive from Kota Bharu. It is in a somewhat remote area past Tumpat town centre,  on the way to the Thai border. This small museum exhibited various designs of wau or kite in Malaysia, especially those that are native to Kelantan. There were also instructions on how make a wau yourself and how to play it. Apart from that, there were some kite designs from foreign countries too, all with their own unique themes.  The building. It is one of the smallest museums I've visited Wau Jala Budi - the design is said to be inspired by the view of a woman's body from the back Wau Kucing - a design inspired by a cat's face upside down. This wau design is also used by Malaysia Airlines as their corporate logo. The framework of a wau This is Wau Bulan, or moon kite. It is the most iconic of Kelantanese waus. Wau Bulan is als

Traditional Royal Ceremonies Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here Traditional Royal Ceremonies Museum is also known as Istana Jahar. It was built around 1889 and was the main residence of Sultan Ismail, who reigned Kelantan between 1920 and 1944. It was later converted into a museum. It displays dioramas of traditional royal ceremonies for engagement, weddings, many more in the main building. There is also another building on its right, which houses various royal weapons.  Front view of Istana Jahar. The strairways seen on the right is the entrance to the weapons gallery Wedding ceremony area Room for 'lenggang perut', or baby shower ceremony Room for 'bedah mulut' ceremony, or head shaving for infants Weapons gallery Various types of keris Other Malay weapons