Monday, November 28, 2016

Orang Asli Craft Museum, Kuala Lumpur

The main entrance to the Orang Asli Craft Museum.
Orang Asli Craft Museum (Muzium Seni Kraf Orang Asli) is located at Jalan Damansara, adjacent to the building of the National Museum, Kuala Lumpur. It is different with Aboriginal Museum, located in Gombak, Selangor. As the name implies, it is intended to introduce the art of aboriginal craft in addition to other matters related to the culture of within these communities.

Apart from the craft items it also shows the connection between the items and the life of the people through their stories of myths and legends, culture and beliefs. The exhibits are on display on a regular basis and some exhibited seasonally.

The galleries which have been enlarged were divided into eight segments which reflect the life of the aboriginal, which includes background of tribal natives, geographical distribution and demographics, sculptures, carved masks, traditional residence, hunting equipment and fishing, mortality, musical instruments, accessories and woven garments. All the material is delivered using a variety of methods including the use of multimedia to further facilitate the process of learning about the lives of the indigenous people of this.

Collection of masks on display.
Wood carvings by indigenous communities.
Fishing equipment.
Ticket prices Orang Asli Craft Museum

Visitor Type
  • Citizen: RM 2.00
  • Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs): RM 1.00
  • Children aged 12 and under (citizen): free of charge
  • Secondary School students dress uniforms (citizen): free of charge
  • High School Students not dressed in uniform (citizen): RM 2.00
  • Member of International Council of Museums (ICOM): free of charge
  • Not a citizen: RM 5.00
  • Children (6 to 12 years) (non-citizens): RM 2.00
  • Children younger than 6 years (non-citizens): free of charge

Opening Hours
  • 9.00 am - 6.00 pm (daily)
  • Closed on the first day of Aidilfitri and Aidil Adha


Transport

Visitors can take a taxi or bus KL HOP-ON HOP-OFF, free bus (Go KL) or other alternative transportation based in KL Sentral Station, the commuter, LRT, monorail or walk for 20 minutes. You will also have the opportunity to use the MRT service when it opens later.

Contact Person

Asmawi Bin Mohamed Yunus - Chairman MSKOA Museum (asmawi@jmm.gov.my)

Address:

Orang Asli Craft Museum, Department of Museums Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, 50566 Kuala Lumpur

Tel:   603-22671000 samb.154 / 171/153
Fax: 603-2282 7294/2287 1275

Email: pr.mskoa@jmm.gov.my








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