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Malay Technology Museum

Address: Jalan Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Phone Number: 2244545
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New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

As others have mentioned, it's not really about "technology" in the modern sense. This small and nicely laid out museum does, however, show how indigenous people lived, including some of the structures they built and the technology they used many years ago. In fact, one particular tool for pressing cane especially amazed us – with its curved gears that solved... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Shows the history of Brunei before the current religion, opulence, wealth and insane laws and rules took over. Nice exhibitions and gives a good insight. I enjoyed the visit to this museum. It's one of the only places I like in Brunei so if you find your self here, visit this museum for sure.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a bit out of the way, and you end up walking up 3 levels with 1 room on each to display how life used to be in the water village. Which to me i think there wasn't much difference between the Kampong Ayer museum and this one, except this one was alot bigger. It will take you quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The surroundings of the museum are very beautiful, very green , a pleasure to look at. The museum itself explains the life of Brunei many years ago and their trades and technology developments during the years. Very pleasant place to see !

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Maybe my expectations were a bit too high. From the term "Malay technology" museum, I was expecting a museum that will showcase the technology of Brunei similar to my experience in Science based museums in other countries. However, it felt like a cultural and historical museum. It showcases how Brunei kampong life was like in early periods and the inventions... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small but interesting museum that shows how villages lived in the early years in their water villages As with most attractions in Brunei it was near deserted when we were there and a little rundown Tourism is not a big thing for Brunei

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Manila, Philippines
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's free and it features the past architecture of Brunei homes,the livelihood of locals and their products. It's a small museum and can finish everything in an hour. At the back of the museum is a nice view to a body of water.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We ended up going to this place as the Brunei museum was closed. It was excellent, and very informative. There are life size scenes of local houses, livelihoods, fishing, hunting, furniture making, fabric making, food preparation. There are explanatory notes at each scene. We read all of them, and came away with a significant understanding of Bruneian life in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Displays are looking a bit dated but do provide and idea of the arts, technologies and life style of traditional Brunei

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is one attraction which reminds us of Brunei culture before it became an oil rich modern sultanate...The museum has three galleries showing life-size structures of houses. implements, clothing, and traditional technologies of the lowland river bank and inland indigenous cultures....for those who are interested of traditional culture, this is one place to visit..and like all museums in Brunei, its... More 

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