Rice Museum
Rice Museum
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Rooombiter
Isle of Wight, UK780 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I had a lovely time at this attraction, it is dedicated to the growing of rice in Malaysia and there were guides explaining the whole process including the rotation of paddy fields, use of water buffaloes and modern mechanisation etc.

In the museum area there are displays about the production of rice around the world and tools and artefacts associated with growing rice, it was very interesting.
Outside in the paddy fields there were guides showing the different stages of rice from just planted to ready to harvest and also the pests that rice growers must battle with… especially snails!

We had the opportunity to have a go at threshing rice and also watched a demonstration on the husking of coconuts and learned about kapok, the fibre from a tree used in stuffing pillows etc.
There was also a lady talking about (and selling) coconut oil products… all in all it was very enjoyable and well worth visiting.
Written 27 May 2024
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Marina H
Leeds, UK64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Free throughout. Good small museum but no one around to give info on rest of the whole site. Toilets. Herb garden fenced off. Plant labels but no information. Water buffalo , egrets. Plenty of shade. Cafe open and busy, didn’t try.
Written 5 March 2024
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Margriet R
Salt Spring Island, Canada200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is an interesting museum that teaches about the island's history and culture. We enjoyed strolling around. It's not terribly well maintained and several buildings were closed, but it's fun to see how rice is grown, the historic tools, etc. It's nice that there is no admission cost.
Written 27 February 2023
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Julie E
Hambledon, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We arrived and weren’t entirely sure where to go but were pointed in the right direction. Had a wander around the paddy fields and then found the museum which was a lovely collection all about rice and rice production.
Outside we were lucky enough to meet an employee who gave us a tour all around the herbs and plants getting us to smell all the wonderful leaves, sticks (cinnamon), and flowers. We also got to try some fruits. Such a knowledgeable person and it really made our day. Would definitely recommend a visit - just try to find someone to take you round!!
Written 29 January 2023
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Κωνσταντίνος Δ
Athens, Greece4,037 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Sweden261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Netherlands237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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