Thursday, October 28, 2010

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia: A Nice Museum Not to be Missed

Islamic Arts Museum is located next to the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The building is white in colour and looks elegant with the green surrounding. It is open daily from 10am to 6 pm.
A wall signboard.
This museum has 12 galleries to go round in different floors. it is very informative and interesting too. The galleries include architecture, quran, India, China, Malay World, jewelry, textile, Arms and Armour, metal work ,ceramic and wood craft. You need more time here to digest all information.

It also has library, museum shop, restaurant and caters for dining, workshop and seminars. The library has many unique collections of books pertaining to islamic arts; the shop sells books, artefacts from around the world, and others; the restaurant offers food from Arabs and Persians which are good and tasty especially when they are served in the good and cosy environment. I found the galleries, the shop and the restaurant are appealing.

If you want to visit this museum, go to the National Mosque and you will see this museum next to it. For further information click at or phone 603 2274 2020. Happy travelling.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City is a big city in Vietnam. With its bustling population, it has attracted many businesses to be located there. It was once the capital of South Vietnam, the city now is modern with tall buildings in the making. However, old historic buildings were preserved.

I am going to show you this city at night. It has people walking around, eating at night stalls, driving motorbikes and licking ice creams...

Municipal Hall
Street with decorative lights
Driving motorcycles.
Colourful lights at road median.
Eating ice cream at night at ice cream shop.
If you wish to experience this, walk along Le Loi Avenue until you reach Ba Trung Street. Happy travelling.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pulau Warisan, Kuala Terengganu

Pulau Warisan (Heritage Island) at the mouth of the Terengganu River is a man-made island. Located close to Kedai Payang Market and Kampong China, it is now a new tourism icon for Kuala Terengganu There is a road linking the Market to this area until it reaches Seri Malaysia Hotel on the other end. 

The island is supposed to have many stalls selling handicrafts as well as the recreation areas. This a new recreation area for Kuala Terengganu folks.  

The road, walkway, the canal  run parallel to each other. The island is on the right.

The canal that leads to themain river. On the left is Hotel Seri Malaysia while the tall building behind is Felda Residence hotel.

The bridge pillar.

Another bridge.

The gates at the bridge.
The bridge pillars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

This area is very strategic in terms of view as you can see clearly Pulau Duyong's Ri Yaz Hotel and the venue of  the annual Monsoon Cup competition.

If you are interested to visit this area, you can start  walking either from Kedai Payang Market or Hotel Seri Malaysia, follow the back road of Jalan kampong China. Happy travelling.