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Muzium Negara Malaysia (National Museum), Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Damansara
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60 3 2282 6255's insider take:

Built after independence in the style of a Malay palace, the museum now seems a bit stodgy, with heroic murals depicting scenes of the country's colorful past. Inside, however, it has been updated to provide a sophisticated multimedia presentation on every aspect of Malaysian life and culture, with galleries devoted to archaeology, ceremonial customs, Nyonya culture, musical instruments, and sports.

Open daily 9 am to 6 pm.

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