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Cat Museum, Sarawak

The Cat Museum is located on the Ground Floor of the Kuching North City Hall Headquarters Building at the Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak.It is owned by the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU). There are 2000 exhibits, artifacts, statues about cats from all over the world. According to Malaysian and Chinese beliefs, […]

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, Johor

Fishermen living in the east coast used several ancient techniques to catch fish. Some looked at the moon, while others scanned the skyline for weather changes. For a dose of local seafaring superstitions and other fascinating stories of fishing and its techniques, just head to this unique fisherman museum. Located north of Desaru, the Tanjung […]

Old Johor Fort Kota Johor Lama

The Old Johor Fort or Kota Johor Lama was the site of fierce wars amongst the local Malays and outside invading forces. It was built in 1540 during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II (1528-1564). This fort was the best defence fort built along the Johor River at the time. After the fall […]

Kota Tinggi Museum, Johor

Built in 1997 and opened to the public in 2002, the museum traces the glory days of the Johor Sultanate, which started soon after the Malaccan empire fell to the Portuguese in 1511. The site Kota Tinggi was chosen for a museum due to its historical significance as the seat of the old Johor Sultanate. […]

Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor

This architectural wonder was completed in 1866. It was commissioned by the late Sultan Abu Bakar and is also known as the Grand Palace (Istana Besar Johor). Following a Renaissance style, the building was constructed by local artisans under the supervision of an European architect. The original furniture of the palace was made in England […]

The Royal Gallery, Selangor

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery was first commissioned in 2002. The museum is a dedication of the ninth Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the present Selangor Sultan to honour his late father, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. There are various royal collections depicting the reigning period of the late king, from his […]

The Malay Heritage Museum, Selangor

The Malay Heritage Museum features the uniqueness of Malay heritage with its fantastic collection of textiles, apparel, weapons and household equipment. Some interesting things to discover: the Malays had used the footnoting system in their manuscripts more than 300 years ago; a mind-mapping concept similar to Tony Buzan’s was already in use by the Malays […]

Tanjung Kubong Tunnel & The Chimney, Labuan

The Tunnel was once a site busy with coal mining activities for more than half a century from 1849 through 1911. This expansive network of underground tunnels is one of many important historical landmarks in Labuan. Operated by various British companies for 64 years, it was during the administration of the New Central Borneo, that […]

Terengganu State Museum

Acclaimed as the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum Complex houses century old artefacts and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on 27 hectares of land in Bukit Losong, Kuala Terengganu, the complexes itself are an impressive architectural feat, based on the designs of Terengganu’s old palace. It comprises a […]