Archive for the tag 'Islamic Arts Museum'

Dec 27 2011

Kuala Lumpur’s biggest scam: Discriminatory pricing for foreigners

Published by under Sightseeing & activties

It is a sad fact of travel that tourists are seen as ripe for ripping off by a dedicated band of con artists, whether that be credit card fraud, elaborate gem scams, or even fake charities. However clever these cons are, with a little bit of common sense they are perfectly avoidable. The problem with … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

Of camels, the Australian outback, and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Published by under Events

If I said the most interesting exhibition currently showing in Kuala Lumpur was about the role camels (and their handlers) played in opening up the Australian outback, or that the venue for this esoteric offering was the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), you might be a trifle sceptical. But really, “Australia‚Äôs Muslim Cameleers Pioneers of … read the full post

Apr 14 2011

Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions if you only have 24 hours

Published by under Sightseeing & activties

Despite the best wishes of Tourism Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur struggles to be a destination in its own right. It’s a city that tourists generally pass through on their way somewhere else, rather than for its own charms. Which is a shame, because although it lacks any blockbuster attractions, and has no deep history or culture … read the full post