Perdana Museum Gallery Langkawi
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Gallery Perdana (Galeria Perdana) is a huge Museum of gifts given to the fourth prime minister of Malaysia, a prominent politician with more than forty years of political career, Mahathir Mohamad (Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad), as well as his wife. The collection is housed in three interconnected two-storey buildings in the east of the island. It is noteworthy that artists from Uzbekistan had a hand in the interior design of the museum.
In fact, the Prime Minister of Malaysia has real power in the country, similar to the president in the Russian Federation. It is he who heads the Cabinet of ministers, and together with the parliament adopt laws and amendments. The Office of President does not exist in Malaysia.
All the exhibits of the museum were presented to the prime minister and his wife by leaders of other countries and states, politicians, businessmen. The collection is simply huge, and the exhibits are amazing, collected from all over the world and reflecting the culture and art of other countries. There are many gifts presented by Russian politicians and leaders of the CIS countries. There are Russian jewelry, dishes, of course.… However, it is best for you to inspect the collection yourself, and try to guess which of the gifts comes from Russia. And you can check your guesses by reading the signatures on the plates to the exhibits, which indicate when and by whom the gift was given.
In general, this museum is a very worthy and interesting place to visit, and if you have enough time, be sure to visit the Perdana gallery, especially since the entrance fee is symbolic. The visit will take 1-2 hours.
🕐 Working hours: from 8:30 to 17: 30 daily, from 8: 30 to 16: 00 on weekends and holidays
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: Adult-10 ringgit / children (6-12 Years) - 4 ringgit / photography-2 ringgit / video-5 ringgit (see currency of Malaysia, exchange rate).
🚶 How to get there: the Perdana Gallery Museum is located in the east of the island near the Ring Road in Kilim district (Perdana Gallery Museum on the map). Very close is a mini zoo, nearby wildlife park, Ayer Hangat Hot Springs, durian waterfall, so it is convenient to combine a trip to these places at the same time.