The gallery focuses on the diversity of Malay society and culture in Malaysia through a highly aesthetic collections of artifacts.
Malay-World Ethnology Museum is located within the grounds of the National Museum and visitors can see both with the same ticket (together with the Orang Asli Craft Museum which is on the lower ground floor of the Ethnology Museum building).
This museum has some interesting exhibits and you can learn useful facts about the Malay world which might be new to you. This permanent-themed museum was opened to the public in March 2002 and has been operating since then. The building itself is built following the traditional Malay house. This single storey exhibits will help you to understand more about the Malay culture.
The gallery focuses on the diversity of Malay society and culture in Malaysia through a highly aesthetic collections of artifacts, such as traditional arts, clothing and jewellery, traditional games and weaponry. In addition, the depiction of the social and cultural life of the Malays in Malaysia in the gallery is portrayed by dioramas of a Malay traditional village; a Wayang-Kulit (shadow-play) theater; a Malay wedding dais; and the making of Wau Bulan (moon-kites). Among the fascinating collections on display are the Cik Siti Wan Kembang dress; the wedding dais of Perak; wayang kulit (shadow-play) figures; a variety of replicas of perahu (boats) and others