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Museum Volunteers Malaysia Kuala Lumpur : a one hour journey inside Malaysia’s multi-ethnic culture and history.
The Society Atelier, Kuching Sarawak, conducts research and promotes the traditional craft of Sarawak, especially weaving.
The Tun Jugah Fondation, Kuching, Sarawak : a must see museum for textile lovers especially for the indigenous ikat weaving of the Iban called Pua Kumbu.
Pura Tanjung Sabtu is a royal homestay of centuries-old Terengganu Malay timber houses located in Tanjung Sabtu village, 14 km from Kuala Terangganu on Malaysia’s east cost.
The Flying Rhino guesthouse and eco-tours in Kuala Kubu Baru on the foot of Fraser Hill.
The Heritage guides of Malaysia : professional tourist guides who operate heritage tours in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang, in Perak, etc.
Outskirt Outreach: take the path less ordinary with Casey Ng and his colleague in the outskrits of Ipoh (perak)
Fatimah’s Kampung a graphic parable about the life and death of the Malaysian landscape.
Badan Warisan, Kuala Lumpur : Non-Government Organisation, concerned with the conservation and preservation of Malaysia’s built heritage since its foundation in 1983. You can also visit Rumah Penghulu, a traditional Malay wooden house only 500m away from the Petronas twin-towers.
Fairview Guesthouse, Kuching Sarawak, a traveller-friendly heritage guesthouse managed by a local family who always has good tips on Kuching and good contacts to organize tailor-made tours
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (the Blue Mansion), Georgetown : a heritage Feng Shui mansion built by a so called “Chinese-Malaysian Rockfeller”in the beginning of the 18th century. It has been renovated using traditional techniques.
Hotel Puri, Malacca, a “boutique”hotel in an old Baba-Nyonya house located in the old Chinatown area of Malacca.
The Muzium Negara or National Museum
Check the Museums of Malaysia on the Department of Museums Malaysia website
The Other Malaysia website an independant ressource site on Malaysia history.
Written by C.Bossis, Kuala Lumpur, 6-Oct-08
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