There are many historical museums that can be visited to commemorate the heroes who fought for our land from the colonies of European countries.
These historic visits to Malaysia have never been disappointing in offering meaningful and significant memories. It is very important to cultivate the spirit of love for the country and strengthen the unity among the people.
So, here’s a list of museums in Selangor that can be visited with your family and your friends!
1. Jugra Insitu Museum
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It is a building of ancient ruins of a district Police Station which was built in 1878 by a British officer, Captain Harry Charles Syers, and then used as a center of Government and administration of the Selangor Sultanate.
Now, it serves as a museum with 3 exhibition halls containing historical views.
...and the best part of it is that it is totally FREE to enter! But, unfortunately, taking pictures is not allowed. Visitors can visit the museum from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Saturday to Thursday) and 9.30 am - 12 noon and continue at 2.45 pm to 5.30 pm on Friday.
2. Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz
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Located in Klang, Selangor, this Royal Gallery is about the former Sultan of Selangor Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. The museum building was built in 1909 as the Bangunan Sultan Sulaiman in which the British Government used the building as the Land Office and Administration Office of British Malaya.
The building was also used as the headquarters of the Japanese during the Japanese occupation in Malaya. How interesting!
In 1957, after the independence of Malaya, the building was used as the Klang District Office and officially opened as a Memorial Museum and established on 19 October 2007 by Sultan Sharafuddin until now!
The gallery is open to the public on Tuesday until Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s closed on Monday and public holidays. Admission is also free!
3. Kuala Selangor Museum
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Home to Selangor’s historical artifacts such as tombstones, weapons, spears, cannons, and others which were used during the war from the beginning of the Sultanate of Selangor by Sultan Salehuddin (Raja Lumu) in 1766.
There were local battles in Selangor (Civil War) and also the battles fought with the Dutch and the British. The civil war involved Sultan Abdul Samad, Raja Mahmud, Raja Abdullah from Kuala Lumpur, Raja Sulaiman (ruler of Klang), Tengku Kudin and Raja Mahadi.
It was then a battle for power and a political game between those in power. This museum is close to the Altingsburg Lighthouse which visitors can visit after going to this Kuala Selangor Museum. The museum is open every day from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
4. Kajang Heritage Centre
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The establishment of Kajang city is the result of tin mining and rubber cultivation.
In the 1850s, Hulu Langat District was the first place for tin mining in Rekoh. Sultan Abdul Samad offered to open a tin mine in Bukit Arang to Towkay Chin Ah Chan in 1868.
Mandailing immigrants from Sumatra were pioneers in opening up forest land in Kajang. Visitors can visit this Kajang Heritage Centre on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm, and it offers various collections related to Kajang City and the Hulu Langat District.
5. Sultan Alam Shah Museum
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This museum is the main embodiment of cultural heritage and development in the state of Selangor with Minangkabau architecture and design. The museum was established in 1974 and was named after Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, the 7th sultan of Selangor.
The museum also features prehistoric artifacts of early human settlements and drum fragments from the Bronze Age (Dong Son) since 600 BC. In fact, this museum also tells the history of Selangor from the time of the Portuguese, Bugis, Dutch, Melaka and Johor Sultanate until Independence Day.
The museum can be visited for free and it’s open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
If you’re thinking of visiting one of these museums - make sure to always follow the SOPs set by the government to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe from the COVID-19 virus.
Don’t forget to wear your face mask, maintain social distancing… and have fun!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat