The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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  • The Istana is reasonably well maintain and you get to see the palace from the inside. You get to see their various rooms, meeting & personal spaces. There was also an exhibition at the coronation hall...  more »
  • If not for my relatives from China, I would not even have dreamed of visiting. Malaysians are charged RM5 whilst foreigners RM10 per entry. An insightful tour indeed to better understand our royal ins...  more »
  • I visited on a Saturday hence I couldn't go in. The exterior however is a nice place to click pictures and there is a nice garden to walk around in. Overall a decent place to visit, especially during ...  more »
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  • A good place to introduce kids to the royals of Malaysia since it used to be the king's palace. The place is not so big so one can complete the whole trip in less then 2 hour. When we visited the place, the souvenir shop was closed, did not manage to check what they had in store.
  • Informative tour. Cheap admission fee. Limited parking outside. Exhibits are educational.
  • Overall well maintain but there is some roof leakage in few numbers of room
  • Rather underwhelming, especially if one has visited palaces abroad. There's a short video on the coronation of the first king -- no subtitles for foreign visitors, no option for guided tour. Would be helpful for visitors to have a chronological listing with the name and state of each ruler, and a brief explanation of the rotation system -- at the start of the visit. There's also no information on the building's history, architecture, etc.
  • Nice place..its already turn into muzeum

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