Tag Archives: heritage

Kota Kayang Museum, Perlis

According to history, the 4.84 acres of land where the State Museum now stands was granted by Raja Syed Alwi to his younger brother, Syed Salim bin Syed Muhammad al-Jafri, who was a senior minister to the King. Towards the end of the 19th century, Syed Salim built his residence and stayed there with his […]

Seafaring tales, old world charm, Melaka

Once an important international trading port, Melaka is now one of the country’s most popular destinations. A UNESCO World Heritage City, Melaka is deemed the birthplace of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage, with over 600 years of history to its name. Its landmark buildings inherit their unique architecture from British, Portuguese and Dutch influences, […]

The living cultural museum, Sarawak

Situated at the foothills of the mythical Mount Santubong, this award-winning living museum showcases Sarawak’s rich cultural heritage. It displays the costumes, handicrafts, lifestyles and traditional dwellings of the state’s major ethnic communities, with a twice-daily cultural performance. Among the unique handicrafts that can be found here are Sarawak beads and Pua Kumbu (traditional lbanese […]

Heritage trails and hawker food, Penang

Awarded the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the lively capital of Penang has over 200 years of history and cultural heritage under its belt. Well-preserved colonial buildings and historical architecture draw in the art buffs, while traditional trades, handed down from generation to generation, ensure that age-old culture remains intact. George […]

Heritage, Rediscovered

Visiting Malaysia is like stepping back in time. Everywhere you look, there will be something which either reminds its inhabitants of the past. It could be an old building, a shop which has been open for generations, a spot where traditional performances were held and so on. Aside from locations, there are also people who […]