Monday, 10 June 2013

A Down-to-Earth Museum - 27 May 2013

If you have some time in Ipoh, we recommend you to visit this interesting, down-to-earth Geological Museum in Ipoh. It has the most complete fossil and mineral exhibits in Malaysia, and indeed appropriate to be in a Perak town that's equally rich in rocks and minerals. 

  An interesting time-scale illustrating the beginning of the earth's formation, with generous collections of rocks, fossils, gemstones and ornaments, minerals etc, mostly from Malaysia.

A cool respite from the heat of the day. 

A good collection of plant and animal fossils including elephant tooth, fish, shells, leaves, etc

 Glow-in-the-dark stones...

The museum was extensively renovated and upgraded so it's really worth to check it out.

Construction of a Palong was no mean task!  

Also on display was an interesting collection of different tin ore samples found in Malaysia as well as the history of the tin mining industry in the Kinta Valley whereby various mining methods are explained.

The museum is a must for students studying geology or those who have an interest in rocks and history.

Museum is now open everyday (they've recently open up for weekends but it's better to give them a call just in case) and admission is free.

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