History subject usually is deemed as a soporific subject, alongside with yawning and sleepiness. But not for me! History has always been a subject close to my heart even in those budding days. Olden relics and transcripts fascinate me and I love to delve into archeological stuffs and info for hours. I know that some people think what’s the point of relating matters about people who are dead, anyway? Nonetheless for me, it is crucial for us to uproot the historical past in order to make us grounded of what we are now of these days.
Anyway, after the Thaipusam holidays in Kedah, flew back to Central Region via Air Asia (I’ve been an avid passenger ever since Kat introduced Air Asia to me; MAS seems like a distant memory! Hahaha). Upon arrival at KL, I decided to fulfill my ambition to visit the Malaysian National Museum located at the heart of the old Kuala Lumpur! I always see the building and yearned to go but never had the opportunity. So, off to museum!
The museum complex is segregated into several compartments and parts. The first tour was to the Indigenous Museum which exhibited the lives of indigenous ethnics in Malaysia. It was a good place to get to know the lives of the indigenous ethnics! Next, I went to wooden Malay house replica which houses traditional Malay stuffs and paraphernalia. It was a breath of traditional moment, I feel! After that, proceed to the “batik” and “tenunan” (woven fabrics) section and then to the Main Complex of Museum – which is the main big building everyone could see when they take tour passing the old Kuala Lumpur. The main complex is divided into 5 parts – The Olden Paleolitics-Mesolithic-Neolithic eras; The Old Sultanates/Governments (Old Kedah, Sulu Sultanate, etc); Malacca Sultanate era and its world trade as the entreport hub; The colonial occupation era (Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese & English) and Communist era; and Malaysia Today (the faces of Malaysia of these days).
To be able to witness the old antiquated documents, porcelains, reincarnated dioramas and many more are so fulfilling! I felt like I am a step ahead in getting to know about my beloved country and definitely treasure the sweats and hurdles faced by forefathers to ensure that Malaysians of these days are savoring lavish and luxurious lives. I love my country, Malaysia! (,”)