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 for more than 200 years; the cindai cloth infused with healing herbs had probably saved Hang Jebat during his scuffle with Hang Tuah; and the Malay invention of the gobek api, a device that combines concepts of physics, chemistry, and biology, pressure, compression and friction, which was in use about 100 years before the creation of matches in the West.

The Malay Heritage Museum, within the compounds of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), also has four traditional Malay houses aged about 100 years old which can be explored to learn about Malay craftsmanship and architecture.

Overall, the museum promises visitors many more interesting finds about the history and heritage of the Malays, and is a great way to spend an afternoon back in time! Tours in English by the curator can be arranged upon request. Tickets are RM2/person and the museum opens daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and is closed on Sundays.

Getting Here

Location : Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor

Who To Contact

Phone: +603 8946 6000 / +603 8946 8939

Website: www.upm.edu.my

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