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National Textile Museum

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For the textile and fabric aficionado, the National Textile Museum should be considered a must see, but even for those who can’t tell songket from batik, this museum is worth a wander through—and admission is free!

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You’ll find the museum at the southeast corner of the greater Merdeka Square area, housed in a beautiful and historic building which dates back to 1905 when it housed the headquarters of the Federated Malay States Railway. Designed by architect Arthur Hubback, the building was intended to blend with the similarly styled colonial administrative offices (at the time) across the road. After a string of tenants, refurbishments began in 2007 and in 2010 the current museum opened to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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