5 top museums to visit in Selangor

There are many historical museums which can be visited to commemorate the heroes who fought for the Malay land from the colonies of European countries. Historic visits to Malaysia have never been disappointing in offering meaningful and significant memories. It is especially important to cultivate the spirit of love for the country and strengthen the unity among the people. Below is the list of museums in Selangor that you can visit:

Jugra Insitu Museum

It is a building of ancient ruins of a district Police Station built in 1878 by British officer, Captain Harry Charles Syers. It was then used as a centre of Government and administration of the Selangor Sultanate. Today, it serves as a museum with three exhibition halls containing historical views. There is no charge to enter this museum but taking pictures is not allowed. Visitors can visit the museum from 9.30am to 5.30pm (Saturday to Thursday) and 9.30am – 12 noon and continue at 2.45pm to 5.30pm (Friday). For more information, drop an e-mail to [email protected].

Jugra Insitu Museum in SelangorPhoto source: www.Luvfeelin.com

Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz

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, which was used by the British Government as the Land Office and Administration Office of British Malaya. In addition, the building was also used as the headquarters of the Japanese during the Japanese occupation in Malaya. 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 Oct 19, 2007 by Sultan Sharafuddin until now. The gallery is open Tuesday until Sunday, from 10am to 5pm, and closes on Monday and public holidays. Admission is free.

For more information, call +60 3 3373 6500.

Kuala Selangor Museum

This Kuala Selangor Museum is home to Selangor’s historical artefacts 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 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 Altingsburd Lighthouse, which visitors can visit afterwards. The museum is open every day from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

For more information, send an email to www.padat.gov.my.

Kuala Selangor MuseumPhoto source: www.hellotravel.com

Kajang Heritage Centre

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 Center on weekend only from 10am to 5pm which offers various collections related to Kajang City and Hulu Langat District. For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Kajang Heritage Centre in SelangorPhoto source: www.BeritaHarian.com

Sultan Alam Shah Museum

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 features prehistoric artefacts 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. Now, the museum can be visited for free and is open from Tuesday to Sunday only from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Sultan Alam Shah Museum in SelangorPhoto source: www.AezG’vanBlog.com

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