Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum
Entry Fee : Free
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Tanjung Balau Beach is located on the east coast of Johor. The Fishermen Museum is located next to the beach. It has exhibits pertaining to fisheries and maritime archaeology. It's a rather spacious museum with multiple blocks of building.
I went to the Fisherman Gallery and Geology Gallery, but the Shipwreck Gallery was closed for renovation.
The Fisherman Gallery had the details of various fishing techniques in Malaysia and equipments used. It also had a model of a typical fisherman's house and fishing village.
When I entered the Geology Gallery, I was greeted by a roaring mechanical t-rex. It stands still but roars when there's someone entering through the door. A good place to scare someone, just let them walk ahead :D. This gallery had models of various types of rocks and minerals, amongst others. Read through the descriptions on below photos.
|Bintoh - a traditional device to trap crabs|
|Model of a mangrove forest|
|Model of a typical fisherman house|
|Inside the fisherman house|
|A typical fishing village|
|Mechanical t-rex that greets visitors to the Geology Gallery|
|Various types of rocks|
|A design on a traditional fishing boat. This is an outdoor exhibit.|
|View of South China Sea from the museum|