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Malaysia history & heritage
Seri Menanti Royal Museum, Negeri Sembilan

The Seri Menanti Royal Museum was built in 1902 - 1905. It was originally a palace for the Negeri Sembilan Royal family. It is situated in the Royal town of Seri Menanti, about 50 km from Seremban, capital city of Negeri Sembilan. This five storey wooden palace, was built using no nails or screws. The carpenters at the time used wooden pegs so that the palace would be able to withstand the times.

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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor

On top of a hill in downtown Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore, stands the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia.

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Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor

This architectural wonder was completed in 1866. It was commissioned by the late Sultan Abu Bakar and is also known as the Grand Palace (Istana Besar Johor). Following a Renaissance style, the building was constructed by local artisans under the supervision of an European architect. The original furniture of the palace was made in England and ordered by the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866.

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Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Perak State Museum, Perak

The museum is the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in Taiping's town in Perak, about 85 km from Ipoh, the capital state of Perak. It is also close to the Taiping Prison and about 3 km from the city center.

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Kota Kuala Muda, Muara Sungai Muda , Kedah

This city is situated at the mouth of Sungai Muda, in the south of Kedah. It is estimated to have been built in the 18th Century. In its heyday, the city was an important trading post in Asia. Goods traded here included silver and spices that attracted traders from China, India, Portugal, Netherlands and England. The lack of land transportation contributed to the it's prosperity.

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