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As Malaysia’s National Museum, the large collection on display manages to be at times fascinating, frustrating and infuriating, but is certainly still worth the visit for those with an interest in the story behind modern-day Malaysia.

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The most important point to emphasise is that while the National Museum is, well, the National Museum, there are in fact two other museums within the same area, the Museum of Malay World Ethnology and the Orang Asli Craft Museum. It is this latter museum, dedicated to the original inhabitants of Malaysia, which we found infuriating. Not, about the museum itself (it is quite interesting), but why the hell aren’t the Orang Asli in the main National Museum? One could suggest this sidelining of the Orang Asli is a reflection of real-life Malaysian governmental policy, but, whatever the reason, it is a poor state ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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