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Melaka
The Peacock of Malaysian Cities
Melaka - a UNESCO world heritage site, is a city with long interesting story. We'll put you through a wonderful journey through time, tracking the path back to the past.
Museum

 

National Museum

National Museum, Kuala Lumpur

The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. The National Museum is a palatial structure built in the style of Rumah Gadang, an aspect of Minangkabau architecture. Its facade comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern features. It was opened on 31 August 1963, and it serves as a repository of Malaysia'€™s rich cultural and historical heritage. The National Museum is a three-story structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.

 

Penang Museum & Art Gallery

The Penang State Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from year 1965 to the present. The Penang State Art Gallery presents artworks revolving around ideas of identity, urbanization, globalisation and the environment, these works raise pertinent issues on urban living in the modern cityscape and prompt us to consider how the artists have translated their visions about these issues into works of art. A slick display of Penang's colonial history and multicultural heritage, this place is chock-full of fascinating titbits about the people, places, and events of this curious island.

 

Islamic Art Museum Malaysia

The museum is the largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia with more than seven thousands artifacts from the Islamic world. The Islamic Arts Museum has 12 main galleries which is classified according to the types of artefacts spread over level 3 and 4. Level 3 of the museum hosts the Quran and Manuscripts Gallery, the Islamic Architecture Gallery, the India Gallery, the Chinese Gallery, the Ancient Malay World Gallery as well as the reconstructed Ottoman Syrian Room dating back to the 19th Century.[3] Visitors can also proceed upstairs to Level 4 which hosts a display of jewellery, textile, arms and armour, ceramics as well as ancient Islamic glassware

 





Cruises

 

Boustead Cruise Centre

National Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Boustead Cruise Centre (BCC) is a dedicated cruise terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia. Operated by Bestari Marine Sdn. Bhd., BCC is effectively the cruise terminal for the country's capital Kuala Lumpur, one of the world'€™s most-visited cities. It is a port of call for many major cruise lines including Aida Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines, Costa Cruises and Star Cruises, among others. BCC is often included in World Cruise itineraries, including that of the Crystal Serenity, Voyager of the Seas, Diamond Princess, Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth.

 

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

The three-storey high building, which occupies a total area of 15,005 sq. metres, is equipped with the ideal facilities for cruise passenger's arrivals and departures. The terminal is able to cater for larger cruise vessels carrying more than 2,000 passengers and also provide facilities such as shopping lots and several modes of transportation within Penang Island. With the new Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in operation and located within the UNESCO Heritage Site, Penang will not only be a destination for international cruises vessels but also act as a catalyst in the development of the local and international tourism industry.

 



Kota Kinabalu Port

The terminal is strategically located on Borneo’s northwest coast along the South China Sea. It is situated in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah'€™s state capital and also the main commercial and industrial centre. The terminal is also located near several renowned national parks and reserves, as well as the beautiful islands of Sapi, Mamutik, Manukan, Sulug and Gaya. Kota Kinabalu is also the gateway to Kinabalu National Park, home to extraordinary natural scenery and Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia.

 





Monuments & Architecture

 

A famosa

Afamosa, Malacca
A Famosa is a historical fortress in Melaka, the capital city of the Malaysian Melaka state. Built in the early 1500s and continually expanded over the course of that century, the four-towered fortress is now a ruin, with only the entrance gatehouse to see. Still, A Famosa will spark the interest of the curious and history savvy as an emblematic symbol of the city'€™s past. The fortress, built by the Portuguese, later fell into the hands of the Dutch and the British, thus becoming a possession of all the Europeans who colonized the city. Melaka City also offers other interesting sights, such as the Stadthuys, the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor, and Jonker Street, popular for its many shops and restaurants.

 

Georgetown

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
George Town is the capital city of Penang, an island state with the biggest Chinese population in Malaysia. But Penang was an important trade center for the British, and the city of George Town in particular, named after Britain's King George III, is a fascinating testament to the mix of Asian and European influences that the island experienced over the course of its history. George Town’s multicultural past is especially enshrined in the city’s rich and eclectic architecture, filled with enchanting, historical buildings, mostly situated in the oldest part of the town. Elsewhere skyscrapers rise high above the city.

 

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
In a country with a rich and beautiful natural landscape, Kuala Lumpur'€™s Petronas Twin Towers stand out as an unusual example of Malaysia'€™s urban design excellence. Designed by American architecture star Ceasar Pelli and officially inaugurated in 1999, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Each rise to a little over 450 meters from ground level, and with 88 floors of offices, the towers most impressive feature is the double-decker bridge that connects them on the 41st and 42nd floors. From the bridge, at 170 meters above ground, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below their feet.

 

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