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Orang Asli Raft Museum

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Address: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia | Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Fantastic insight into indigenous culture

I enjoyed the sculptures that were hand carved from wood on display here at the 'Orang Asli Craft Museum' ((not 'Raft' Museum as the listing implies)). Connected to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Sited on the far side of the car park at the National Museum on Jalan Damansara, this is a small building dedicated to the traditions, beliefs and craft of the indigenous people or 'orang asli' of this country. Tribal spears, blowpipes and ancestral figurines are on display here. Admission is free and the knowledge gained into the traditions and legends... More 

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Borobudur, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I enjoyed the sculptures that were hand carved from wood on display here at the 'Orang Asli Craft Museum' ((not 'Raft' Museum as the listing implies)). Connected to the National Museum, the exhibits are didactic and very informative. The sculptures speak for themselves, with or without curation and textual information. Masterly, hand made expertise and priceless artefacts, given the shrinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Located towards the far side of the National Museum's car park, it would be so easy to miss. But don't miss it! Arguably, better run and more interesting than the museum itself. A lot of information packed into a small facility. Entry is by a record in their visitor book - no cost. You will be in and out inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Recently re-opened after refurbishment, this small craft museum is certainly worth visiting. It is situated near the National Museum so the two attractions can be visited on the same day quite easily. The Orang Asli are the indigenous people of peninsular Malaysia and this museum gives a great insight into their beliefs and customs. There are marvelous wood carvings and... More 

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