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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia
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Escape the beaten path—and the hubbub of the city—on this private tour that’s perfect for anyone who loves both nature and culture. Your personal guide brings the legends of the Batu Caves to life, introduce you to the Selayang Hot Spring and Kanching Rainforest Waterfall, and ensure you travel at a pace that suits your style. Tour includes door-to-door private transportation and fresh coconut.
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Ainil I wrote a review Jan 2021
Shah Alam246 contributions69 helpful votes
Place look exclusive and reasonable entrance fee. Provide information on historic islamic mosques with beautiful replica models, hand written quran during early years, coins, ceramic, calligraphy etc.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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alie_iena wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia48 contributions5 helpful votes
Well organised exhibition with nice display of items and information. I have few pictures here (not even 20% from what they have in there)just to share a glimpse of the place and hopefully will intrigue others to visit this museum. A lot of things to see and read! Best museum i have visited so far in KL! except!!! - the restaurant staff that served us was rude. I mean really rude! lucky that we were not there for the restaurant experience. Hate the waiter but definitely NOT the museum. We can avoid the restaurant next time. Not a problem for us.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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StrayCat5 wrote a review Sep 2020
Georgetown, Malaysia472 contributions154 helpful votes
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Visited morning of Wednesday 9 September 2020 as a respite from lockdown restraints as this museum had been on our 'to visit' list for about 15 years. Greeted warmly at reception after checking in & having temperatures taken/hands sanitised. Only -ve was that we were charged foreigners rates as opposed to local rates despite living here on a visa for 15+ years. Still RM14/£2.50 each was amazing value. Simply, apart from the 2 reception staff, 1 security on each floor & a few curators cleaning out 1 display cabinet, we had the museum exhibits area to ourselves (but kept our masks on!). The exhibits were well set out, information provided in English & Malay. The text/fonts were very easy & clear to read, some angled towards the base of display cabinets, some on walls at (my) eye height. For the signage in the architecture gallery, some was black text on transparent labels on display cases - well placed, but took a bit of focusing. The variety of exhibits was varied from throughout the Islamic world, we saw items seen in other countries & saw much new to us items. Perhaps it was what was on display at that time, but some countries seemed to be favoured in eg weapons, while another was favoured in jewelry. We spent over 2 hours taking our time - that was just enough. Headed to the cafe for lunch: just a shared pizza. That was enough for our lunch & reasonable at RM24 nett. For Malaysia, rest room facilities can be very varied (most at the lower end of any scale) but those here were clean, fresh, well supplied, dry & useable. We would visit again - maybe in a few years, hopefully when we would be able to remove our masks.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Nik N Hasan wrote a review Aug 2020
Malaysia193 contributions16 helpful votes
Am a proud Malaysian but feel bad because I never knew about this museum - although it has been established for 22 years! - not until a friend from overseas highlighted it to me ^~^ This huge museum is really amazing. It houses heaps of Islamic artefects from all over the world. From the Ottoman civilization to Indian and Chinese era and the Malay world (Nusantara). All are put in a few different galleries. It also hosts the holy Quran and manuscripts, jewellery and Islamic glassware. The souvenirs shop at the ground floor offers a unique selection of Islamic crafts, artefects, books and a lot more interesting stuff for visitors to puchase. And its Moza cafe serves excellent Middle Eastern cuisine. Located just 5-min walk from the National Mosque.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Krithika wrote a review Aug 2020
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If you are a history buff, do not miss this museum. Beautifully curated, well maintained, quiet, exhibits explained in detail and wonderful architecture surely make this place worth visiting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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