26 December 2013

Terengganu State Museum

Bukit Losong
20566 Kuala Terengganu
+6096221444 website
(Coordinates: E103° 6' 11.7" N5° 19' 11.4" )

A hearty breakfast out of the way, we headed to Bukit Losong to visit with the largest of its kind in Malaysia, the Terengganu State Museum.

Taken off its website: “Acclaimed as the largest of its kind in Malaysia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on 27 hectares of land in Bukit Losong, Kuala Terengganu, the complex itself is an impressive architectural feature, based on the ancient Terengganu palace designs and architectures. The complex’s many galleries showcase textiles, historical artifacts, crafts, royal regalia, Islamic arts, contemporary arts, weapons, petroleum development, historical, sea faring trade, fisheries and marine galleries.

Herbs and botanic garden is well-maintained in the vicinity of the museum. At the main entrance, the original Arabic Jawi text inscription of Islamic religious decree Inscribed Stone or “Batu Bersurat” of Terengganu is prominently displayed, which proves the earliest acceptance of Islamic teachings in the Malay Peninsula. The maritime complex, the restored original old palaces and traditional boats used by sea-faring locals are also prominently displayed in the compound.

Priced at RM5 for adults and RM2 for children below the age of 16, you will not find a better way to spend your money, believe you me. The only down side is that cameras are not permitted within the museum (major bummer!). Oh well, we’ll just share the photographs we managed to snap around the museum’s premises.

 
huge!
 
an actual Cadillac
 
well kept
 
another relic
 
Malaysia's first national car
 
the landscape
 
my mother says this plant is haunted?
 
up to their usual shenanigans
 
when she's not yelling at him