Mah Meri Art Gallery

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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,108 contributions
Sculptures
Aug 2020 • Family
This museum features many sculptures especially of masks. The detail is amazing. My main grouse is the ticket price. For such an expensive price, I would expect some multimedia or interactive exhibits.
Written 31 July 2020
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Tim T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
A fun discovery
Mar 2020 • Couples
I've been visiting Cameron Highlands almost yearly since I was small.
Until just recently we discovered this hidden gem which is striving to preserve our very own Malaysian Cultural Heritage about Mah Meri, an unique Aboriginal tribe in Malaysia.

They had a small collection of amazing wooden masks and statue wholely handcrafted with just simple tools. All mask's attached jaw is a seperate mov able part, which I find quite different compared to masks from other culture.

We are fascinated by their beautiful arts and find it meaningful to learn something new about our native culture!

If you liked cultural arts, I would say this gallery is very enjoyable.
Written 26 March 2020
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RubiMahes
George Town, Malaysia1 contribution
Not curated
Jun 2019 • Friends
For a fee of MYR 35 per pax, it was pretty disappointing to have the pieces only labelled with the name of the piece and the respective sculptors. The place was devoid of soul, uncurated with no insight into the lore surrounding the works of the indeginous peoples. The fee was said to be given back to the community but there is no way to verify that. If this is true, and I hope it is, that's the only upside. The works are beautiful otherwise
Written 18 June 2019
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Tesla Wong
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Worth to visit
Mar 2019 • Solo
You can learning about the woodcarving culture of the only woodcarving tribe of Malaysian Orang Asli(Aborigines) community.
Written 14 April 2019
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David S
4 contributions
Great chance to see unique art of Orang Asli
Oct 2018
Really nice collection! Worth to see if you are interested in indigenous art!

It's a hidden bit. Look for "Yung Seng Gift Shop" in the Tanah Rata Main Road and then ask in the shop to take you upstairs to the gallery.

Wish you a great experience!
Written 7 October 2018
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Roy A
38 contributions
This museum was an absolute revelation!
May 2018 • Couples
We got a tip about this place and decided to visit. Best value expense for the exposure to this unique collection of timber masks ( nearly 300) all made by the local Orang Asli craftsmen. A real treat to view this example of a dying art..
Written 16 May 2018
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Laura C
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Incredible Mah Meri sculpture and mask collection
Feb 2018 • Couples
We simply couldn't pass the tourist shop in Tanah Rata main street without going in. Besides the usual plastic tourist stuff this shop has a second room with some fantastic Mah Meri tribe wooden carvings. The lady running the shop recognized our interest and invited us to the museum on the second floor (35MYR/person). We discovered more unique, fantastic and very creative carvings of that small West-Malaysian tribe and left the museum in the good feeling that we supported this UNESCO protected art.
Written 20 February 2018
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jh9448
Penang Island, Malaysia1 contribution
Mah meri
Jan 2018 • Family
Great experience while visiting this magnificent wood art gallery. Delicate wood art are craft by only hand and chisel only
Written 19 January 2018
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unhappywanderer123
New York City, NY44 contributions
Splendid, unique indigenous sculptures
Feb 2017 • Couples
This gallery is jam-packed with hundreds of stunning sculptures by Orang Asli indigenous artisans. While they have a distinct common character, dozens of unique imaginative and playful forms are on display here. (The Orang Asli Museum in KL pales in comparison, with far fewer and far less appealing examples of this work). We were escorted through the gallery by its owner, who provided useful commentary and a brief video which enhanced the experience. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the Cameron Highlands. (I believe the admission fee was 35 Ringgit).
Written 7 March 2017
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Kameeldrift
Peacehaven, UK16 contributions
Fascinating wood carvings
Feb 2017 • Friends
The arrangement and selection of the wood carvings is very interesting. With the information available visitors get a good feel of Mah Meri culture.
Written 17 February 2017
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