Asia Comic Cultural Museum

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KimB
Selangor, Malaysia4 contributions
Couples
Fun place to visit if you are into comics, every things there seem to be very nostalgic to us.
I’m sure for thosefrom 70-80’ will feel the same
Written May 11, 2022
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,178 contributions
Family
Fun and informative for the whole family. My kids also loved this. My only grouse is that there is not enough content in the Japan section considering the amount of manga from Japan.
Written August 2, 2020
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JackGor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Couples
There's a lot of comics history along Asia from 1950 to 2010. Suitable for everyone from couples to family, from 3 to 60 years old. Thumb ups for the team!!
Written May 20, 2019
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Kai Ning
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Family
I came in the museum due to KOMTAR Carnival with my family and cousin who just came back from Japan for 1 week holiday here. The museum has covered all the comics histories, the artists for 9 Asia countries and spent 2-3 hours here to study all the comics and histories properly!:)
We love it because there are lighted boards of the geographical location for each country eg. we took photos in front of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.
We are very impressed by the China histories of comics especially. My cousin is impressed by the Japanese comics!!!

A well recommended museum to those comics lovers and those who first time come to penang as tourists as it is must go place and first and only comic museum in Asia!!!!~:)

Thumbs up:)
Written May 8, 2019
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gti_56
Switzerland8 contributions
Solo
If you're not really into comics and cartoons, don't pass this place up. I spent nearly 3 hours at the museum, utterly fascinated. The galleries show the history and development of comics from the first beginnings to the present in 9 Asian countries including Malaysia. It also includes political caricature and portrays artists and entrepreneurs, and shows how comics were used for educational and political purposes as well as political resistance and protest. It is an enlightening history lesson from a new angle, and in addition, it's fun.
The wide range of drawing styles is amazing. Some pictures resemble surrealist and abstract paintings, some are intricate drawings. Seeing these works has disproved my prejudices about comics being merely a purely commercial craft. - The museum is impressive in its scope. To get the most out of it, read the narrative for each country and time period. It is shown in Malay, English, Tamil and a chinese language, and reserve 2-3 hours for a visit to be able to take in the pictures and the videos. The only downside: you feet will get tired from standing the entire time - there are no chairs or benches in the entire museum.
Written July 23, 2018
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,517 contributions
Family
A nice little museum, I just managed to get in with my son before it closed as they let the last people in.

My son has become interested in manga and Asian comic styles. You will also find some western comic characters such as Batman.

You can spend a diverting hour or two here.
Written March 27, 2018
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MelbourneStick
Melbourne36 contributions
Couples
This small museum really punches above its weight with an impressive scope and strong international narrative. It has a decent sized children's activity space with a lightbox for drawing comic cats however adults will also enjoy stamping their "passports" as they move through the national displays.

Some very minor things to improve:

1. The museum could do with a couple more benches strategically placed to allow for sitting while viewing displays or reading text.
2. I would have liked to see more inclusion of women comic artists. Yes - the comics world tends to be a boys club - which is why it's so important to take the opportunity to present women here.
3. The gift shop seems to be oriented towards selling souvenirs (which is ok if that's what sells) but why would I want to purchase a Batman T-shirt having left such an excellent exhibition about Asian comics? I was keen to spend when I entered the gift shop but couldn't find anything to my taste such as works by artists featured in the exhibition translated into English.Perhaps these are not available hence their absence from the gift shop but I will seek them out online as the exhibition has sparked an interest in quality Asian comics.

Overall this is an excellent indoor activity during the hottest part of the day!
Written July 8, 2017
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castiel21
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia768 contributions
Family
Make me felt young again. The place was outstanding. I saw the magazine from my younger day..Gila Gila, Ujang to name few of fav Mangsa in those days.

The place was huge. Divided into few galleries of major countries in south east Asia and also Japan/ taiwan/hongkong/south Korea.

Different era of mangga.

One of the a must visit place in penang. Walking distance from komtar and other major attraction around Georgetown. Worth monies value.
Written April 30, 2017
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Joe M
3 contributions
Family
Very well laid out museum covering all of the genres of Asian Conic history. Explore country by country the history, evolution and creators of comics. My granddaughter, who is a huge fan, could have spent all day here and even I found it very interesting.Well laid out with a nice gift shop at the end it was 2 hours well spent.
Written April 20, 2017
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Roman P
86 contributions
Solo
I have not really a idea about manga but the museum told me a lot. I sent 2 hours in there and really enjoyed it. Should be more visible on TripAdvisor!
Written March 19, 2017
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