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Malaysia1 Kuala Lumpur1 National museum


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The federal constitutional monarchy Malaysia, a country in Southeast Asia, consists of 13 states and three federal territories. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city. The National Museum provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture

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Malaysia1 Kuala Lumpur1 National museum

  1. 1. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire when the Straits Settlements became British protectorates. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. The country's official language is Bahasa Melayu, commonly known as the Malay language. English remains an active second language The federal constitutional monarchy Malaysia, a country in Southeast Asia, consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). 11
  2. 2. Aerial view of Muzium Negara MRT station in front of the Muzium Negara building
  3. 3. The National Museum is a palatial structure built in the grand Indo-Moorish architecture style 
  4. 4. The National Museum provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture
  5. 5. The National Museum was officially open on 31st August 1963 and is situated on the site where the Selangor Museum (built in 1906 and destroyed by the B29 bomber of the Allied Forces in March 1945) originally stood. The National Museum’s design by architect Ho Kok Hoe was inspired by the architecture of the Malay royal palaces and vernacular Malay architecture
  6. 6. The large mosaic murals spanning the entrance depict the history and culture of the country
  7. 7. The museum houses various galleries, each with its own theme Entrance stairs
  8. 8. In the vicinity of the museum building, there are a number of outdoor displays of transportation in Malaysia, past and present. An interesting exhibit is the Melaka Bullock Cart
  9. 9. The Istana Satu (First Palace) was a royal residence Original-size old timber palace known as Istana Satu. Erected by Sultan Zainal Abidin III, 1884, this building is of Malay traditional architecture, in the form called "Rumah Tiang Dua Belas“ The guest hall of the istana is furnished with a cupboard that is made of carved wood with gold inlaid and complete with a mirror.
  10. 10. The floor of the central section of the main building is decorated with special tiles which were gifts from the government of Pakistan
  11. 11. The ground floor showcases the geographic and natural history of the Malay peninsula starting with the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms to Muslim sultanate of Malacca
  12. 12. Costume and personal ornaments
  13. 13. Costume and personal ornaments
  14. 14. Costume and personal ornaments
  15. 15. The kris is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating laminations of iron and nickelous iron (pamor), famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well
  16. 16. Singgahsana throne; lion's seat
  17. 17. Singgahsana, the royal throne of Perak This royal throne has been used during the installation of the 30th Sultan of Perak in 1918 and also in 1938, 1948, 1963 in Iskandariah Palace, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
  18. 18. The Mural of Hang Tuah displays the glorious story of Admiral Hang Tuah, a legendary Malay warrior
  19. 19. Avalokitesvara found at Bidor, 8th-9th century CE
  20. 20. Makara, a sea-creature in Hindu culture. Makara are considered guardians of gateways and thresholds, protecting throne rooms as well as entryways to temples
  21. 21. Figurehead of royal boat
  22. 22. The bunga mas dan perak (lit. "golden and silver flowers“) was a tribute sent every three years to the king of Ayutthaya (Siam) from its vassal states in the Malay Peninsula. The tribute consisted of two small trees made of gold and silver, plus costly gifts of weapons, goods and slaves. The practice ended with the establishment of British rule in most of the northern Malay states under the terms of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909
  23. 23. The Kacapuri Archway, Kuala Kedah Fort (replica)
  24. 24. People from different ethnic backgrounds have distinct sets of traditional attire that reflect their cultures. In the museum are some of the more common ethnic costumes worn by Malaysians that show their vibrant cultural heritage.
  25. 25. MalaysiamSiamesepeople Seranicommunity–peopleofAsianandEuropeanparentage
  26. 26. The Baba and Nyonya are the descendants of the Straits-born Chinese who lives in the Straits States of Peninsular Malaysia, especially in Melaka
  27. 27. Malay-World Ethnology Museum
  28. 28. In the vicinity of the museum building, Malay-World Ethnology Museum
  29. 29. TheIslamicArtsMuseumMalaysia
  30. 30. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens and within walking distance to the National Mosque
  31. 31. The museum is the largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia with more than seven thousands artifacts from the Islamic world. The art objects on display range from the tiniest pieces of jewelry to one of the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al- Haram in Mecca
  32. 32. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Elena Duțică Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound: Irama Instrumental Melayu Asli: Joget Pucuk Pisang; Makan Sirih; Medley Jing Kling Nona 2019