Orang Asli Craft Museum

Orang Asli Craft Museum in Kuala Lumpur showcases the arts and handicrafts of the Orang Asli people, the aboriginal communities who dwell mostly in rural areas across the Malaysian Peninsula. The museum explains how there are 18 different tribes of Orang Asli divided into 3 main groups, the Negrito, the Senai and the Proto Malay. The Orang Asli are famed for their handicrafts, particularly the wood carving skills by the Mah Meri and Jah Hut tribes who like to carve masks and figures and these are highly valued by collectors.

Orang Asli Craft Museum is located beside the Jalan Damansara road
Orang Asli Craft Museum is located beside the Jalan Damansara road.
This building is adjacent to Orang Asli Craft Museum
This building is adjacent to Orang Asli Craft Museum.
Man-sized dolls welcome you to Orang Asli Craft Museum
Man-sized dolls welcome you to Orang Asli Craft Museum.
Visitors who want to learn about the original inhabitants of Malaysia should visit the Orang Asli museum
Visitors who want to learn about the original inhabitants of Malaysia should visit the Orang Asli museum.
Different types of the ancient huts
Different types of the ancient huts.
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of tribal heritage including porcelain and blowpipes
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of tribal heritage including porcelain and blowpipes.
Orang Asli museum was established to showcase the traditions and various tribal artifacts of the Orang Asli
Orang Asli museum was established to showcase the traditions and various tribal artifacts of the Orang Asli.
Orang Asli early indigenous groups lived in the Malay peninsula many years ago
Orang Asli early indigenous groups lived in the Malay peninsula many years ago.
Landscape design adorns the Orang Asli museum
Landscape design adorns the Orang Asli museum.
Inscription reads: “Orang Asli Craft Museum”
Inscription reads: “Orang Asli Craft Museum”.
Walkway in front of the Orang Asli museum
Walkway in front of the Orang Asli museum.
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of tribal heritage including ancestral figurines and spears
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of tribal heritage including ancestral figurines and spears.
Miniatures of the ancient sailing ships
Miniatures of the ancient sailing ships.
Ancient musical instruments
Ancient musical instruments.
Ancient drum and gong
Ancient drum and gong.
Diversity of the ancient drums
Diversity of the ancient drums.
Fabulous creatures in the Orang Asli museum
Fabulous creatures in the Orang Asli museum.
You can also find out about the myths and legends of the indigenous people
You can also find out about the myths and legends of the indigenous people.
Malay accessories in the Orang Asli museum
Malay accessories in the Orang Asli museum.
Admission to Orang Asli museum is free
Admission to Orang Asli museum is free.
The Orang Asli or aborigines are known for their arts and cultures
The Orang Asli or aborigines are known for their arts and cultures.
Short weapons in the Orang Asli museum
Short weapons in the Orang Asli museum.
This is a very significant museum in Malaysia because it contains artifacts which age are over 600 years old
This is a very significant museum in Malaysia because it contains artifacts which age are over 600 years old.
Long weapons in the Orang Asli museum
Long weapons in the Orang Asli museum.
A lot of Orang Asli museum artifacts packed into a small space
A lot of Orang Asli museum artifacts packed into a small space.
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of kitchen utensils
The Orang Asli museum exhibits a large collection of kitchen utensils.
Orang Asli Craft Museum was established to showcase the history and culture of Orang Asli
Orang Asli Craft Museum was established to showcase the history and culture of Orang Asli.
Recently re-opened after refurbishment, Orang Asli tribal museum is certainly worth visiting
Recently re-opened after refurbishment, Orang Asli tribal museum is certainly worth visiting.
Museum of Malay-World Ethnology
Museum of Malay-World Ethnology.
Technique of carpet making in the Orang Asli museum
Technique of carpet making in the Orang Asli museum .
Original-size old Terengganu timber palace known as Istana Satu
Original-size old Terengganu timber palace known as Istana Satu.
Group of the tourists arrived to the National Museum “Muzium Negara”
Group of the tourists arrived to the National Museum “Muzium Negara”.
You can find this small cannon under Istana Satu
You can find this small cannon under Istana Satu.
Group of chinese tourists before their visit to the National Museum
Group of chinese tourists before their visit to the National Museum.
Little malaysian girl with the sunglasses
Little malaysian girl with the sunglasses.
Rolls Royce vintage car
Rolls Royce vintage car.
Trishaw on the display of the past transportation in Malaysia
Trishaw on the display of the past transportation in Malaysia.
Vintage carts
Vintage carts.
In the vicinity of the museum building, there are a number of outdoor displays of transportation in Malaysia
In the vicinity of the museum building, there are a number of outdoor displays of transportation in Malaysia.
Melaka Bullock Cart “Kereta Lembu Melaka”
Melaka Bullock Cart “Kereta Lembu Melaka”.
Boat in the outdoor Natural History Gallery
Boat in the outdoor Natural History Gallery.
Boat has the shape and view of a cock
Boat has the shape and view of a cock.
The museum has four main halls that cover different periods of time in Malaysia history
The museum has four main halls that cover different periods of time in Malaysia history.
Dongson culture exhibition-ancient treasures
Dongson culture exhibition-ancient treasures.

National Museum “Muzium Negara”

located at Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMY50566. Hours: . Phone: +60 3-2267 1111.

Dongson culture exhibition
Dongson culture exhibition.
Small drum with pattern of frog that symbolized objects of ritual especially for the calling of rain
Small drum with pattern of frog that symbolized objects of ritual especially for the calling of rain.
One more drum used in the Dongson society
One more drum used in the Dongson society.
Museum is divided into four sections: prehistory, Melaka era, colonial era and modern state
Museum is divided into four sections: prehistory, Melaka era, colonial era and modern state.
Malaysian mother and her son inside the National museum
Malaysian mother and her son inside the National museum.
It is a good museum with clearly laid out and interesting exhibits
It is a good museum with clearly laid out and interesting exhibits.
National Museum has many static displays of artifacts or figures with a lot of text to read
National Museum has many static displays of artifacts or figures with a lot of text to read.
I enjoy learning about the history and cultures of countries, so this museum really hit the spot for me
I enjoy learning about the history and cultures of countries, so this museum really hit the spot for me.
You'll be astonished by the most attractive spot for the foreigners in KL
You'll be astonished by the most attractive spot for the foreigners in KL.
National Museum offers a look into Malaysian history from the very beginning
National Museum offers a look into Malaysian history from the very beginning.
Javanese kris
Javanese kris.
Long kris
Long kris.
Kris with a broad blade and a shield
Kris with a broad blade and a shield.
Copper water container “5”, Copper gong “6” and Dragon cannon “8”
Copper water container “5”, Copper gong “6” and Dragon cannon “8”.
Tobacco box “5”, Rosewater sprinkler “6” and Fruit bowl “8”
Tobacco box “5”, Rosewater sprinkler “6” and Fruit bowl “8”.
Pendant “1-2”: this pendant has belonged to Tengku Ampuan Mariam, a daughter of Sultan Ahmad of Pahang
Pendant “1-2”: this pendant has belonged to Tengku Ampuan Mariam, a daughter of Sultan Ahmad of Pahang.
Small ingot “3” and animal shapes of fish and grasshopper “4”
Small ingot “3” and animal shapes of fish and grasshopper “4”.
Shadow puppets “2-5” and royal tableware “7-10”
Shadow puppets “2-5” and royal tableware “7-10”.
Flower vase “2”, Copper pot “3”, Betel box “4” and Standing lamp “5”
Flower vase “2”, Copper pot “3”, Betel box “4” and Standing lamp “5”.
Tobacco box “7”, Bracelet “8” and Malacca marriage costumes of early 19th century “9”
Tobacco box “7”, Bracelet “8” and Malacca marriage costumes of early 19th century “9”.
The Royal Throne of Perak “Replica”
The Royal Throne of Perak “Replica”.
This gold buckle is inlaid with gemstones in a pattern of plant tendrils
This gold buckle is inlaid with gemstones in a pattern of plant tendrils.
Incense burner “7”, Ceramic plate “8” and Vases “9-10”
Incense burner “7”, Ceramic plate “8” and Vases “9-10”.
Diorama Pengislaman Raja Melaka
Diorama Pengislaman Raja Melaka.
Little girl is looking with the great interest on miniature of the ship
Little girl is looking with the great interest on miniature of the ship.
National Museum is very helpful for understanding prehistory and colonial development
National Museum is very helpful for understanding prehistory and colonial development.
Ceremonial kris “1”, Balinese kris “2-3” and Bugis kris “4”
Ceremonial kris “1”, Balinese kris “2-3” and Bugis kris “4”.
Gallery B: “The Malay Kingdoms”
Gallery B: “The Malay Kingdoms”.
Mural Hang Tuah
Mural Hang Tuah.
Avalokitesvara found at Bidor, 8th-9th century CE
Avalokitesvara found at Bidor, 8th-9th century CE.
Foundation stone for pillar
Foundation stone for pillar.
Figurehead of royal boat
Figurehead of royal boat.
Muzium Negara is a three storied structure of 109.7 meters long
Muzium Negara is a three storied structure of 109.7 meters long.
Muzium Negara is a good alternative to shopping and theme parks, low entry fee and an informative visit
Muzium Negara is a good alternative to shopping and theme parks, low entry fee and an informative visit.
Muzium Negara is a wonderful museum with a colourful history
Muzium Negara is a wonderful museum with a colourful history.
Early arab trade routes
Early arab trade routes.
Trade routes and trade centers in protohistoric times
Trade routes and trade centers in protohistoric times.
Gallery A: “Prehistory”
Gallery A: “Prehistory”.
Gallery “A” traces the ancestry of Malaysia's early society: Stone slab burials
Gallery “A” traces the ancestry of Malaysia's early society: Stone slab burials.
Location of Kuala Selinsing
Location of Kuala Selinsing.
The Rudder-shaped granite Megalith
The Rudder-shaped granite Megalith.
The menhirs are the more prevalent and are usually erected in high ground in pairs
The menhirs are the more prevalent and are usually erected in high ground in pairs.
Distribution of archaeological sites of metal age in Malaysia
Distribution of archaeological sites of metal age in Malaysia.
Bronze age
Bronze age.
“Lukisan Dinding” wall painting
“Lukisan Dinding” wall painting.
Gallery “A” traces the evolution in the earth's formation: Neolithic age
Gallery “A” traces the evolution in the earth's formation: Neolithic age.
Hunter and Gatherer communities
Hunter and Gatherer communities.
Palaeolithic stone tools workshop in Kota Tampan
Palaeolithic stone tools workshop in Kota Tampan.
Homo sapiens skulls, Homo erectus skull and Homo sapiens skull (modern humans)
Homo sapiens skulls, Homo erectus skull and Homo sapiens skull (modern humans).
Skulls in gallery “A”
Skulls in gallery “A”.
The entry price of RM5 is reasonable, but note that this is for foreigners - Malaysians get in cheaper
The entry price of RM5 is reasonable, but note that this is for foreigners - Malaysians get in cheaper.
Many of the exhibits are replicas, but the complete collection does give a good presentation
Many of the exhibits are replicas, but the complete collection does give a good presentation.
Galleries in the museum are dedicated to prehistory, ethnography, colonial period and modern history
Galleries in the museum are dedicated to prehistory, ethnography, colonial period and modern history.
The Sikh community
The Sikh community.
Gallery D: “Malaysia Today”
Gallery D: “Malaysia Today”.
Native people of Sarawak and Sabah
Native people of Sarawak and Sabah.
Royal headdress “Tengkolok Agong”
Royal headdress “Tengkolok Agong”.
Royal headdress has been an integral part of the royal regalia of the Malay Rulers over the centuries
Royal headdress has been an integral part of the royal regalia of the Malay Rulers over the centuries.
The most important part of Malay national dress is the tengkolok
The most important part of Malay national dress is the tengkolok.
Malayan emergency 1948-1960
Malayan emergency 1948-1960.
Gallery “D” traces the history of the Nationalist movement
Gallery “D” traces the history of the Nationalist movement.
National Museum has interesting and ever changing exhibits. Certainly worth a visit when in KL
National Museum has interesting and ever changing exhibits. Certainly worth a visit when in KL.
Insurrection of the Japanese army
Insurrection of the Japanese army.
Bicycle is dated by 1941
Bicycle is dated by 1941.
Dredger “Kapal korek” in the “C” gallery
Dredger “Kapal korek” in the “C” gallery.
Coconut palm “Cocos nucifera” is a tree with multifarious use
Coconut palm “Cocos nucifera” is a tree with multifarious use.
British army radio telephone
British army radio telephone.
Gallery C: “Colonial Era”
Gallery C: “Colonial Era”.
Iron cannon and brass cannon
Iron cannon and brass cannon.
Model of the portuguese ship “Flor De La Mar”
Model of the portuguese ship “Flor De La Mar”.
Diorama of a portuguese ship
Diorama of a portuguese ship.
Construction of the skyscraper is in progress, and it is not far from the National museum
Construction of the skyscraper is in progress, and it is not far from the National museum.
On that day, the main entrance to the National museum was closed because of the renovation
On that day, the main entrance to the National museum was closed because of the renovation.
This stairway leads to the main entrance of the National museum
This stairway leads to the main entrance of the National museum.
This banquet hall is used for the celebrations, probably for weddings
This banquet hall is used for the celebrations, probably for weddings.
National Museum is a short walk from KL Sentral
National Museum is a short walk from KL Sentral.