A guide to Kuala Lumpur’s best museums – Tracing the colourful Malaysian history

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Bangkok is not all about thriving shopping malls and picturesque attractions! Like any other city in the world, Bangkok has its share of educational and captivating museums. Do read on.

National Museum of Malaysia | Image Credit: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Two_hundred_percent">User:Two hundred percent</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:National_History_Museum,_Kuala_Lumpur_(February_2007).jpg">National History Museum, Kuala Lumpur (February 2007)</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 2.5</a>
National Museum of Malaysia | Image Credit: User:Two hundred percent, National History Museum, Kuala Lumpur (February 2007), CC BY-SA 2.5

National Museum of Malaysia

A striking building standing proud in the heart of the capital city is the National Museum of Malaysia. Also known as Muzium Negara, the museum is built similar to a traditional Malay house. The grandeur of its eye-catching façade and traditional Malay architecture is glorified by two colossal murals. Many ancient artifacts and cultural artworks depicting the colourful history of the country are on display. If you’re staying at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur the likes of Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, it’s a 16-minute drive to this attraction.

Islamic Arts Museum

Those who want to know more about the religion of Islam and tales behind its recurring artistic motifs, the Islamic Arts Museum will be the perfect place to be at. The impressive collection of Islamic arts and artifacts from all over the world is an important highlight of the museum.

Orang Asli Crafts Museum

Step back in time as you set foot in the Orang Asli Crafts Museum which reminds of the indigenous and aborigine tribes settled down in Peninsular Malaysia. The museum showcases a priceless collection of weapons and tools, fabrics and carvings. The place is well packed with so many pieces of history tempting thrill-seekers like you to explore its historical roots along with legends.


Learn about the scientific and technological advancements Malaysia has made in a fun and interactive way! Although the displays are aimed at wowing kids, many adults too get wrapped up in the fascinating aspects listed here.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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