Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cultural Places

1st World Hindu Glass Temple

The Arulmigu Sri Raja Kallamman temple, the world's first glass temple, in Jalan Tebrau in Johor Bahru has become a major tourist attraction. It is a first of its kind with more than a million pieces of colourful glass adorning the temple's walls, ceiling, domes and pillars. The glasses were imported from Thailand, Japan and Belgium. The temple was built at the cost of RM3 million.

It was officially opened on October 25 and can accommodate 1,500 devotees.

This temple is located at No. 22, Lorong satu, Jalan Tebrau , 80100 Johor Bahru. It is nearly 2 km drive from the town of Johor Bahru.

Royal Abu Bakar Museum

The grand building that was completed in year 1866 was previously used as the Grand Palace where Sultan Abu Bakar, the father of Johor modernization rest in peace.

Duli Yang Maha Mulua Sultan Iskandar officially opened the museum to the public on 11 May 1990.

The entrance fee for Malaysian is RM5 (adult), RM1 (children below 12 and student). For foreign visitors, the entrance fee is USD7 (adult) and USD3 (children below

Visiting hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9.00am ~ 5.00pm
Weekend and Public Holiday: 9.00am ~ 5.00pm
Friday: Closed

Chinese History Museum

The museum is located at a 60-year-old building along Jalan Ibrahim in the heart of the city and is the first museum of its kind in the country. The museum features e a collection of artifacts related to the Cantonese, Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka and Teochew clans that would mainly comprise of pictures on cultural events celebrated in the olden days and also cultural tools and equipment used in the past that are rarely found now.

The Chinese History Museum was officially opened to public on October 3, 2009 by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.

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