Rice Museum

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Κωνσταντίνος Δ
Athens, Greece3,011 contributions
Mar 2020
The Rice Garden Museum is situated on the northern end of Cenang Beach (about 300 meters away), next to the main road and about 10 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport. It covers an area of 14 acres in total (or 56.657 square meters), while the paddy fields (rice fields) cover an area of 8 acres (or 32.375 square meters) and therefore this museum is very interesting with hands-on experiences.
I have visited (a) the open-air paddy (rice) fields, where you can see how rice is cultivated, (b) the herbs garden with very interesting array of herbs and (c) the Heritage Gallery or the artefacts Museum with the exhibition of the process of rice cultivation, the tools and equipment used for rice production (from the start to the end).
I found my visit to the Rice Garden Museum (Laman Padi) free (with no entrance fee), very interesting and informative, although no one was there to pay attention and to provide some guidance, if needed. I have noticed that some improvements are necessary in order to make the Laman Padi an exciting tourist attraction in Cenang Township, in Langkawi.
Finally, I liked my visit to Rice (Garden) Museum in Cenang, Langkawi and I think it is a must visit attraction although more improvements should be made.
Written 26 April 2020
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Hew BC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Jan 2020
Have hear many good things about this place, when go there just snap a few photo.
I think less than 15minutes. It should have more than this.

After that we go to near by beach for another 45 minutes (distance 200meter)
Written 25 February 2020
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Patrik L
Uppsala County, Sweden175 contributions
Nov 2019
I read an interesting review here on Tripadvisor and staying on the west side of the island I decided to walk there. It was definitely not a waste of time. I entered the free museum and asked for a guide and this man offered me a one hour free tour. I learned about how rice is cultivated and farmed as well as all the local spices and coconuts. A really interesting tour which was awarded with a good tip...
Written 2 February 2020
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skdiong
Penang Island, Malaysia25 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I went during noon time, very hot but definitely is worth to visit this place, eye opener for the kids. Please check the opening time as it was close on Sat during my visit. There is a museum inside with lot of info about padi. Highly recommend to pay a visit if u r in Langley.
Written 21 January 2020
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Patrick F
Haarzuilens, The Netherlands235 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you've never seen rice fields or if you're in the neighborhood, I would go and have a quick look. It's free and you might learn something about rice in the progress.
Written 4 November 2019
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myrakalim
Penang Island, Malaysia101 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
If you stayed in Cenang do not miss to visit this place or so called Laman Padi in Malay. It's free. A trip of memory lane for me as during my childhood time I watched the old harvesting paddy technique in my village. Now, the process of producing rice had been modernised. So, the visit was quite interesting. You can also visit the herb garden and take picture in the paddy field. The landscape was good for Instagram pictures. We also visited the gallery museum and obtained knowledge regarding the traditional farming technique. However, the museum was so hot and full of mosquitoes because they only provided the fan and no staff was there. This museum has the potential to be an interesting tourist spot. The local municipal or the state tourist department should made efforts to live up this place by promoting this place and held local cultural activities. For maintenance wise, they should charge the entrance fees. They should hire staffs to do the explanation and sharing the information to the tourists or the other option is that they can produce a simple video or made a short film about the traditional method of rice production. Or else this place will be left abandoned and wasted.
Written 19 July 2019
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Peter F
Hermanus, South Africa492 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is also called "Laman Padi" and is a tribute to the local culture of rice cultivation. Entrance is free. The large outdoor complex opened in 1999 and must have been at that time a magnificent sight to behold. There are several imposing buildings, one of which contains the indoor museum with many rice related exhibits and show cases. Although these afford a good overview on how rice is produced in paddy fields, everything looks slightly tired and sad. Many spot lights are not working and neither are the interactive displays. At least the rooms are still air conditioned. Generally, all buildings and structures are in serious need of repair and maintenance. There used to be a spa which no longer operates, now filled with rubbish and mattresses. The restaurant also appears to be no longer in use. Plant pots and pavements are often broken and uplifted by tree roots. A number of water buffalo are wading and resting within the surrounding paddy fields which are still a going concern. The highlight of our visit was a friendly cat curled up in a dry flower pot. This is a place worth seeing but we left feeling quite sad about the run-down state of this complex which has great potential.
Written 10 May 2019
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RAFincher
Clover, SC560 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
"Working" rice fields with water buffalo and a very informative museum with pictures and displays. Very clean and educational.
Written 22 April 2019
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Andy A
Eastleigh, UK630 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Unexpected stop as part of TUI excursion. Our coach guide did the tour and explained history and types of rice. It was amusing to see a packet of Uncle Ben's in the display cabinet! It's not the best museum and could do with some TLC but it was quite interesting particularly the demo outside which showed the various stages of growing and how its planted. The museum guide also showed us bananas, herbs and other plants, how they are harvested and their uses.

Marked as Average as its not quite Very Good.
Written 29 March 2019
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artroomali
Adelaide, Australia736 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Unexpected surprise as Rice production was explained to us and i really didnt know that this would be so interesting but it was. The guide was well spoken and showed us many things about rice, herbs, bananas and plants. We were part of a tour from a cruise ship and everyone enjoyed this stop. If i went to Langkawi again i would definitely make a stop here again.
Written 24 February 2019
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