Showing posts with the label Selangor

Sultan Alam Shah Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Sultan Alam Shah Museum is located very near the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque (Blue Mosque). It is the state museum of Selangor.  The museum is very large with diverse exhibits ranging from historical, geographical, environmental and religious artifacts. Exterior Exhibits The museum building up close The facade of the museum A replica of the original Klang Railway Station, one of the oldest railway stations in Selangor Inside the railway station replica is an KTM Class 20 locomotive, nicknamed 'Bunga Raya' Model of a Bugis traditional house Interior Exhibits - Main Gallery This is first section after the entrance. There were plenty of write-ups and photos about the Selangorian culture and its connection with the Selangor royal family.  Write-ups about the history, geography and lifestyle

Chocolate Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Many of us love chocolates and know many types of chocolates. This museum brings us all the way back to the time when cacao was first domesticated! This is a small museum and there are no artifacts on display, other than a cacao processing machine and various types cacao beans. It was all the about the historical write-up about how chocolates came to be how it is today. There was also a chocolate selling shop inside the museum. Front view of the Chocolate Museum First view after entrance The first section in the museum was a write-up on Cocoa History and Journey . It is believed to have started in the Olmec civilisation around 600 BC, which is the earliest known civilisation in modern day Mexico. They were the first to domesticate cacao tree and use the beans. After that, in the Mayan civilisation, burial tombs had been found that contain offerings includin

Orang Asli Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : Free Google Maps Link  : Not many people know about the Orang Asli Museum, probably because it is not listed in the Department of Museums' website. There was another museum related to Orang Asli  that I posted previously . The difference is that museum is managed by the Department of Museum, while this one is managed by the Department of Orang Asli Development.  It is located along the old road leading to Pahang from KL, and some 30 minutes drive from KL's city centre.  I did see RapidKL buses cruising along the road but was unable to find out the bus number. After exiting the main road, a small road leads uphill and after 200m, I reached the Orang Asli Museum. Other than my car, I saw only one other car and the place was dead silent on a Saturday noon, although there were a few other buildings in the area. The building There was no one at the

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