Went to the Malaysian Islamic Art Museum today for some touristy action on discovering its high ranking on Tripadvisor â€“ the no1 tourist destination in the state, apparently. It was pretty impressive, actually â€“ a massive, light, air-conditioned, airy space, some impressive exhibits and apparently the best bathrooms Amanda has ever been in. It had about 30 visitors across its thousands of square feet of exhibits, mostly foreign visitors.
Am I being massively cynical to think that if the subject of the museum had been something non-Islamic, in this country it would likely smell, be overheated, understaffed, and totally unimpressive? Or should I just be pleased that at least we have a good (if relatively pricey at RM12 for entry, RM5 for a bottle of water) cultural destination?
Planning on checking out the aquarium in KLCC tomorrow, hopefully thatâ€™ll be fun too.
The Science Centre, which we visited yesterday, wasnâ€™t bad but nowhere nearly as polished as the art gallery (although admittedly far more child-orientedâ€¦ I guess itâ€™d be comparing the circus to the opera houseâ€¦)
Baby Emily enjoyed both enormously, of course, being in her buggy for both experiences, getting hands on with plasma exhibits in the science museums and just giggling with glee as she whizzed through the art gallery.