Malaysia

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MALAYSIA

HISTORY

KL City Gallery

The KL City Gallery museum, is an excellent starting point for students to learn about the history of Kuala Lumpur, in an engaging and informative fashion. As well as a photographic record of the city, entitled “Old Kuala Lumpur”, there is a scale model of Merdeka Square, the Spectacular City Model Show of modern KL. Students will also enjoy a ARCH DIY workshop where they will experience for themselves the making of these fine and delicate hand assembled made in Malaysia wood veneer gifts.

Time Tunnel Museum

Travel through time,back to Penang 400 years ago. The Penang Time Tunnel recounts the history of Penang. and the various chapters of the island’s history.

Penang War Museum

It was built in the 1930’s by the British to protect the island from the invasion of enemies. This complicated fort has all the features of a typical defence facilities with underground military tunnels, ammunition bunkers, cannon firing bay, cook houses, well, logistic centre, hall, offices, sleeping quarters and medical infirmary are also preserved for your journey of discovery here. During World War II, this fortress came under attacked and fell to the Japanese. Students will enjoy a guided tour of the war museum.

Penang Heritage Tour

Established by Captain Francis Light in 1786, Light named the island Prince of Wales Island. A town was established and named Georgetown after Britain’s King George the third. Georgetown presents a range of historic British colonial architecture and which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Fort Cornwallis, marks the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786. Other attraction’s such as the Clock Tower, War Memorial, City Hall, Town Hall, Court Buildings and the St George’s Church. Our final visit is to the Penang state museum.

Taiping Heritage Tour

The town of Taiping, the former capital of the state of Perak. Students will first visit the Antong Coffee Mill.Established in 1933, it is Malaysia’s most historical coffee mill where the traditional method of making coffee. Here, drive on towards the Lake Gardens, the very first public garden established in the country. After that, pay a visit to the Taiping War Cemetery. Pay homage to the fallen warriors who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War, as well as during the turbulent times of the Malaya Emergency and Japanese Occupation. Moving on, proceed to the Perak Museum, the oldest museum in the country for another tour of exploration and discovery. Established in 1883, the building holds exhibits of numerous rare and exotic tools, equipment, as well as a collection of zoological and floral specimens.

Penang Hill

Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia dating back to the late 1700’s. With an elevation of more than 2,000ft above sea level, Penang Hill offers the best panorama of George Town, and other conurbations on the eastern coast of Penang Island. Included is a return funicular train up to the hill and an 8km buggy trail tour exploring the nature, wildlife and colonial bungalows dating back to 1789. Built in 1923, it is one of the world’s oldest railway funicular systems and has a 2,007m-long track which is the longest in Asia.

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