Showing posts with the label Kuala Lumpur

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

Royal Malaysian Police Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Museum is located in Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. It is a surprisingly large campus, although the main building is not so big. Most of the parking spots were filled with police cars. The vacant ones behind the main building seemed to be blocking half of the road but I parked there anyway.  Outside the main building, there were exhibitions of vehicles such as PA-4 2220 patrol boat and Cessna U206 9M-PSC patrol aircraft. Next to the aircraft was a Oerlikon 20MM II SS naval gun, used by the marine police and was retired in 1998. There also a few types of cannons and armoured vehicles used during the British colonial era in 1940s and 50s.  Oerlikon 20MM II SS - Naval Gun British Cannon Type HMW 38 Year 1917 - Used to guard the Sg Petani Police Station in 1940  Fort Lynx Scout Car BB 8128 - During the Em

Telekom Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : RM 6 Google Maps Link  : Telekom Museum is located in Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur, very near Menara Maybank. It had eight Greek style pillars at it's left side, making it having a distinctive look to the other buildings in the area. The entrance was an archway that led to the courtyard. There was an oversized classic telephone at the courtyard as well as a cafe, which was closed when I went as it was Ramadan. The actual exhibits are in fact located at the floor above. The staircase is on the right side of the archway before reaching the courtyard. Along the staircase, there were pictures of previous Telecommunications Ministers of this country. Side view of the building Entrance to the archway The ticket counter would be on the left side after reaching the first floor. Fee was RM6 and I was told the visitor guide was not available for the time being. The first exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery of Bank Negara

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Situated off Jalan Kuching, inside the Sasana Kijang building, is the Museum and Art Gallery of Bank Negara. It is also known as the Money Museum. Bank Negara is the central bank of Malaysia while the Sasana Kijang building that is located about 1km away from the bank's main office is mainly used by the bank to host regional and international events, among other things. The Museum and Art Gallery comprises of four floors and is located on the west wing of Sasana Kijang. The western wing of Sasana Kijang As I entered the building after taking the pictures of the exterior, I was told by the guard that photography is not allowed inside the premise. However, visitors are allowed to take photos in the museum galleries. The museum's entrance was on the left of the main entrance. The entrance was free of charge and I was also given a guide booklet. Gall

National Textiles Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and just before Dataran Merdeka is the National Textiles Museum, the place where the diverse textiles collection of Malaysia's multi-ethnic society is displayed. The entrance is not obvious as the signboard is rather small and faces another side of the road.  The entrance is further to the right The floor plan of this museum was similar to the National Museum. It had four galleries, located at the left and right wing of the building that had two floors. There was a fifth gallery as well, but it was closed for renovation on the day I visited. The entrance to the museum was free. They also provided information sheet for visitors which can be obtained at the front desk. The entrance After signing the guestbook and collecting the information sheet, proceed back of the building along the walkway on the right of the s

Museum of Malay World Ethnology

Website : Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  : Located inside the National Museum complex and one floor above the Orang Asli Crafts Museum, is the Museum of Malay World Ethnology. The entrance ticket is for both these museums.  The entrance I was greeted by a nice diorama of a Malay village house. On the left was another diorama of a man making 'Wau', the traditional kite popular in Kelantan. There is no indicator of the starting point so the correct way is to turn left after the entrance. There is a section that explains about the origin and history of the Malay race, as well as the Malay culture in Malaysia. On the right, there is a desk with a guestbook and hidden behind this desk is the floor plan for this museum. A Malay village house Museum floor plan Moving along, there was display of ancient ships designed by the Malays. It was described that the Mala