John Tiong Chunghoo, MY



Global Correspondent Report From Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum

These haikus are inspired by the Islamic Arts Museum
Malaysia's Architecture Gallery:

Islamic Arts Musuem
I hop from one great mosque
to another


Islamic Arts Museum
everywhere I turn
a world's great mosque

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is the largest Islamic museum in South East Asia and one of the finest that I had stepped foot in.

The museum was set up in 1998 and is about five minutes' walk from National Mosque and 10 minutes from the Old Railway Station in Jalan Hishammudin. The museum has 8,000 exhibits, some of which are very rare, spread out in 12 highly impressive galleries themed architecture, quran and manuscript, india, china, malay, jewellery, arms and armour, woodwork, coin and seal, metalwork and ceramics.

At the architecture gallery are large replicas of great mosques around the world such as the holiest mosque in Islam Mecca's Masjid al-haram, the Taj Mahal, and other great mosques stretching from Iraq, Iran to as far as China.

The museum also has a large bookstore where you can
find many of the latest titles of book concerning Islam. There are also antiques and replicas of Islamic ceramics on sale.


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