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Treasure Troves

Connoisseurs of the arts and crafts will find a wide selection of places to pursue their passion. The city’s museums, memorials and art galleries showcase a captivating collection of objets d’ art and paintings. Special events and exhibitions are held from time-to-time to showcase the exquisite art pieces from around the country and all over the world.

MUSEUMS

Travel back to the past, to the days when KL was founded at the confluence of two muddy rivers. Or, journey back in time to the days of the Morse Code telegraph or even the barter trade. Let these museums unravel and bring to life the interesting facets of KL’s rich history.

National Museum

Jalan Damansara

Malaysia’s premier museum serves as a repository for the nation’s rich history and heritage. Built in 1963, its façade features a Minangkabau-styled roof and two impressive front murals. The museum has four main galleries. Among the highlights here are the collection of keris or the Malay dagger, ceramics from the Ming Dynasty and traditional musical instruments from various parts of Asia. Thematic exhibitions are held from time to time.

Entrance: Malaysians: RM2 (Adults) RM1 (Senior Citizen)

Free for children under 12 years.    

Non-Malaysians: RM5 (Adults) RM2 (Children aged 6 – 12 years)

Free for children under 6 years.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Tel: 03-2267 1111

Website:  www.muziumnegara.gov.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram /

Go KL Bus

Malay World Ethnology Museum

Jalan Damansara

Gain an insight into the heritage and legacy of the Malay world. This gallery showcases a collection of the finest and most uncommon exhibits that are associated with the Malay history and civilisation, sourced from various parts of the region such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia. It is situated within the grounds of the National Museum.

Entrance:

Malaysians: Adult: RM2

Senior Citizen and Physically disabled: RM1

Free for children under 12 years.

Non-Malaysians: Adult: RM5

Children (6 – 12 years old): RM2

Free for children under 6 years.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Tel: 03-2267 1000 

Website: www.jmm.gov.my

Getting there: (please refer to National Museum)

Islamic Arts Museum

Jalan Lembah Perdana

The museum provides an insight into the beauty of Islamic arts and the great civilisation that inspired it. The various themed galleries exhibit priceless treasures. Highlights include the Islamic Architecture Gallery which showcases replicas of famous buildings such as the Taj Mahal in India, Masjid Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca as well as the Amir Timur Mausoleum in Uzbekistan. 

Entrance to Museum Galleries:

RM14 (Adults) RM7 (Students/Senior Citizens)

Free for children under 6 years and below.

Tickets are priced at RM12 and RM6 when the special galleries are closed. (Rates excluding 6% GST)

Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm daily.

Tel: 03-2274 2020 

Website: www.iamm.org.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram / KL By Cycle

Cultural Craft Museum

Jalan Conlay

Located within the Craft Complex, the museum offers fascinating glimpses into the history and development of Malaysian crafts. Life-sized dioramas feature artisans at work.

Entrance: RM3 (Adults), RM1 (Children 7 – 12 years).

Free for students in school uniform.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Tel: 03-2162 7533

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn

Here you can learn about money through interactive and computerised games, and obtain interesting facts and information on money. The Art Gallery showcases the Central Bank’s collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art acquired since 1962. There are four galleries; Economics Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Children’s Gallery.

Entrance: Free

Opening hours: 10.00am- 6.00pm. Closed on the first 3 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Tel: 03-9179 2784

Website: www.museumbnm.gov.my

Getting there: KTM Komuter- Bank Negara Station,

RapidKL LRT-Bandaraya Station and Taxis.

Jade Museum

No. 26, Jalan Delima, off Jalan Imbi

The Jade Museum displays a collection of antiques as well as accessories such as exquisite brooches, rings, earrings, necklaces and many more. Gifts and souvenirs are available for purchase.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.30am – 6.00pm daily.

Tel: 03-2142 9648

Website: www.jademuseum.com

Getting there: The Jade Museum is situated in the vicinity of Bukit Bintang. Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the museum.

National Telecommunications Museum (Muzium Telekom)

Junction of Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Gereja

This museum chronicles 120 years of telecommunications development, from the early days of the Morse Code telegraph to the digital networks of today.

Entrance: Malaysians: Adult: RM6

Children (Below 12 years and students in school uniform): RM3

Non-Malaysians: Adult: RM11

Children (3-12 years old):  RM5

Opening hours:

9.00am – 5.00pm daily except during public holidays.

Tel: 03-2031 9966

Getting there: RapidKL LRT – Masjid Jamek Station. The museum is about 15 minutes’ walk from this station.

Maybank Numismatic Museum

1st Floor, Maybank Tower, Jalan Tun Perak

This museum houses an impressive collection of coins and notes from the early days of Malaya until the present time.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 10.00am – 4.30pm (Mondays to Fridays). Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Getting there: RapidKL LRT – Plaza Rakyat Station. The museum is a short walk from the station.

National Textile Museum

26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin

The museum traces the trends and developments in the textile industry since the olden days to the present. A multimedia presentation provides more information on the textile production and techniques in Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm daily except Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha

Admission fee: RM2.00 Adults. Free for children in scholl Uniform. Non-Malaysians RM5.00 Adults RM2.00 Children

Tel: 03-2694 3457 / 3461

Website: www.muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my

Getting There: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Go KL Bus / Tram/ KL By Cycle/ RapidKL LRT – Masjid Jamek Station. The museum is about 10 minutes’ walk from the station.

Orang Asli Crafts Museum

Jalan Damansara

This museum showcases the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the Orang Asli, or Malaysia’s indigenous people. Among the interesting items on display are the native musical instruments, costumes, weapons, masks, sculptures and coffins. 

Entrance

Malaysians: Adult: RM2

Senior Citizen and the Physically Disabled: RM1

Free for children under 12 years. 

Non-Malaysians: Adult: RM5

Children (6-12 years old): RM2

Free for children under 6 years.

Opening Hours: 9.00am – 2.00pm daily except Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha

Tel: 03-2282 6255 ext.171

Website: www.jmm.gov.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram

Muzium Diraja (Royal Museum)

Jalan Istana

This museum is housed in a building that was formerly the National Palace. Visitors can get a glimpse into the inner sanctum of the royal family for the first time since it was built 85 years ago. 

Entrance:

Malaysians:

RM5 (Adults) RM2 (Children aged 6 – 12 years)

RM3 (Senior Citizen and Physically disabled)

Non-Malaysians:

RM10 (Adults) RM5 (Children aged 6 – 12 years)

Buggy Ride from the post to the Museum uphill at

RM1 per person

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Tel: 03-2272 1896

Getting there: Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the museum.

Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum

Royal Malaysian Air Force Base, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Weekdays)

9.30am – 5.00pm (Weekends) Closed on Fridays.

Tel: 03-2117 1133/1202

Getting there: Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the museum.

Royal Malaysian Police Museum

No. 5, Jalan Perdana

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm.  Closed on Mondays.

Tel: 03-2272 5689

Getting there: Tram / KL By Cycle

Galleries

For lovers of the art and craft, the city’s galleries give an insight into the lighter and finer side of things. From paintings to sculptures, these exhibits are a delight to explore.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka

Get an insight into Kuala Lumpur through an interesting collection of prints, miniatures and photographs. The gallery is situated in a 114-year old Moorish styled building, located at the historical enclave of Dataran Merdeka. Visitors can view a collection of beautiful art pieces and miniatures, modelled after the city’s heritage buildings and landmarks. Highlights include the Spectacular City Model Show, the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia. Visitors should not miss the Arch Gift Shop for a range of premium gifts and souvenirs. Interested visitors can join the DIY workshop to assemble their own souvenirs.

Entrance: RM10 (3 years and above)

Free for Senior Citizen above 65 years.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 6.30pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Tel: 03-2698 3333

Website: www.klcitygallery.com

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram / KL By Cycle / RapidKL LRT – Masjid Jamek Station. The gallery is about 10 minutes’ walk from the station.

National Art Gallery

2, Jalan Temerloh, off Jalan Tun Razak

Situated impressively along Jalan Temerloh in between the National Library and the Palace of Culture, this is the country’s premier venue for local and touring exhibitions. It displays paintings, sculptures and other works of leading Malaysian and international artists. Its unique spiral passageway provides an excellent view of the exhibits.

Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm daily.
Tel: 03-4026 7000 / 4990

Website: www.artgallery.gov.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus

Petronas Art Gallery

Level 3, Suria KLCC (Ampang Mall Wing)

This gallery, situated at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers, has an interesting display of paintings, sculptures and contemporary art pieces. View the works of homegrown and international artistes.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 10.00am – 8.00pm. Closed on Mondays.

Tel: 03-2051 7770

Website: www.galeripetronas.com.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / RapidKL LRT – KLCC Station.

Malaysia Cartoon & Comic House

Jalan Cenderawasih

Resembling a museum, this house has an assortment of cartoons and comics since the advent of cartoons in Malaysia. Visitors can browse the history of cartoons and comics in Malaysia from the pre-war era to the current trend of animations. There are about 500 original works of famous cartoonists such as Rejabhad, Lat, Mishar, Jaafar Taib and Zainal Buang Hussein.

Entrance:

RM10 (Adults)

RM5 (Children)

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm. Closed on Public Holidays

Tel: 012-380 8552

Getting there: Taxi and KL Tram-Tram Interchange Station, near Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs

Memorials

They are our heroes, our valiant soldiers, our respected statesmen and our much-loved artists. To know more about these outstanding figures who have helped to shape the country to what it is today, make a visit to these memorials.

National Monument

Jalan Parlimen

Situated overlooking the KL Lake Gardens, the huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Communist Insurgency in the 1950s.  It was designed by Felix de Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial.

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram /

KL By Cycle

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Jalan Dato’ Onn

This memorial was established in honour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister (1957 – 1970) fondly known as ‘the Father of Independence’. He is best remembered for his role in gaining independence for the country. The memorial serves as a permanent custodian for all his archival, museum and library materials.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed on Mondays (except school/public holidays).

Fridays: Closed from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm. 

Tel: 03-2694 7277

Website: www.arkib.gov.my

Getting there: KTM Komuter – Bank Negara Station.

The memorial is within walking distance.

Tun Abdul Razak Memorial

Sri Taman, Jalan Perdana

The memorial is housed within Sri Taman, once the residence of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s second Prime Minister (1970 – 1976). He was hailed as the ‘Father of Development’ for his role in the development of modern Malaysia. This historical building exhibits library materials, personal belongings as well as gifts and souvenirs presented by leaders around the world. The memorial is situated close to the Bird Park in Perdana Botanical Gardens.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm 

Closed on Mondays (except school/public holidays).

Fridays: Closed from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm.

Tel: 03-2693 7141 / 2693 7294

Website: www.arkib.gov.my

Getting there: KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus / Tram /

KL By Cycle

Galeria Sri Perdana

Jalan Damansara

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad  is well-known for his vision and foresight in accelerating the nation’s development. Sri Perdana was the Premier’s official residence for 16 years before it was shifted to Putrajaya. It now houses his personal collections and artefacts.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed on Mondays (except school/public holidays).

Fridays: Closed from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm. 

Tel: 03-2072 0033

Website: www.arkib.gov.my

Getting there: Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to this memorial.

P.Ramlee Memorial Library

22, Jalan Dedap, Taman P.Ramlee

The late Tan Sri P.Ramlee actor, director, singer and composer extraordinaire was known for his invaluable contributions to the music and film industry. This memorial houses various exhibits and audio visual materials pertaining to his life and artistic achievements.

Entrance: Free.

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed on Mondays (except school/public holidays).

Fridays: Closed from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm. 

Tel: 03-4023 1131

Website: www.arkib.gov.my

Getting there: Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the memorial.

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.

Perlis

Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.

Kedah

Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.

Penang

The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Perak

A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.

Kelantan

Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.

TERENGGANU

Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.

Pahang

The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Selangor

Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.

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Sarawak

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.

Labuan

Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.

Melaka

The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.

Johor

Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Dining & Entertainment

Find the coolest, trendy spaces to hang out while you tickle your tastebuds with the best delights.

Fun & Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!

Great Fishing Great Country

Get your rod ready to reel in the best catch in Malaysian waters.

Malaysia - A World of Luxury

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Malaysia is the place to indulge in sheer comfort and sophistication. Luxe Malaysia takes you beyond your expectations.

Dive in Paradise

Enjoy exploring the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, Celebes and Sulu seas for incredible sights from pelagic species, sea turtles to reefs, wrecks and more.

Homestay Experience

The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.

Culinary Delights

What better way to explore Malaysia than  through its food! Follow the aroma to track down lip-smacking delights found around the country, together with interesting snippets on its culture and origins.

Malaysia a Preferred Cruise Destination

Get your complete info on cruising, yachting, anchorage facilities and land excursions around the country.

National and Marine Parks

Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia has a wealth of tropical flora and fauna. Visit its national and marine parks to enjoy the captivating sights both on land and underwater!

Malaysia Exotic Ethnic Heritage

Get a glimpse into Malaysia’s rich mosaic of ethnic communities and indigenous people.