The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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  • Brought here by our driver whom we engaged for half day tour around KL. Entrance fee was RM 10 per pax & we topped up RM 1 per pax for the to-and-fro buggy service from the entrance gate to the palace...  more »
  • currently, there is a special exhibition of Sultan Mizan's personal collections held at the Balairung Seri hall, Royal Museum until March 2017. Sultan Mizan is the reigning Sultan for the state of Ter...  more »
  • Enjoyable experience, although few explanations in English. Small as far as palaces go but well worth viewing. Very beautiful intricate designs on fountains, pillars and metalwork. The building and ga...  more »
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  • The palace appeared to have been preserved in situ, with very little in the way of "museum" things (e.g. notes, information, & context) to give explanation on the anachronism that is Malaysian monarchy (I had to be the museum guide for the day). Some "patriotic" slant to the little information provided, adding no value to visitors. Exhibits merely show the hedonism of having ceremonial kings (notice the plural). Foreigner entry fees are exorbitant (typical of Malaysian museum) & public transport access is non-existent (best way to get here is through the path behind the Chinese school).
  • formerly istana negara...this is one of national icon..good for tourist
  • I really love the visit to the royal museum eventhough I only went there because of my school project ;p but I didn't regret a bit.Everything was just sooo pretty!!♡ However the only cons are I couldn't take pictures inside and that just disappoint me:"( I would really love it if only they let us to take pictures:)
  • For malaysians the entrance fee will rm5, while for outsiders is RM10. Child can go for free. Once you enter inside you cant take any picture and there is cctv everywhere which disappoint me apart from they are closing the swimming pool and the car garage. I would really wanted to see them! The main bedroom with the all marble floor for the bathroom is the coolest thing i see here. :P I like how detailed the design for the architecture. :)) The cornice and dome might be covered by wallpaper and it is done very nicely.
  • Not too special. Contains little to no artefacts of any historical significance.