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.

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.

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.

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.

Negeri Sembilan State Museum, Negeri Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan Museum was established in 1953 when Tuanku Abdul Rahman gave permission for the Ampang Tinggi Kuala Pilah Palace to be transferred to the Botanical Garden in Jalan Dato' Hamzah, Seremban and serve as the State Museum. Initially it was located at Taman Bunga Seremban, then it was transferred to the State Museum of Cultural Art Park Complex in Jalan Sungai Ujong in 1984.

St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa), Melaka

The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A'Famosa. As Melaka was the centre of struggles between super powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack, the A'Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in the Far East.

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