Natural History Museum, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Posted on December 9, 2012 by

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The Exhibition List loves Natural History Museums, it’s definitely rooted in childhood visits to the huge museum in London. Today It’s a Rush World blog take us on a tour of Malaysia’s Natural History Museum.  

This skeleton will greet you right as you enter the musuem after the registration counter. The whale carcass was found washed ashore at Tanjung Aru Village, Labuan Sabah on February 2nd, 2005. The species live in tropical and subtropical seas.

The Natural History Museum in Presint 15, Putrajaya was established as one of the governments initiatives in collecting, documenting as well as to exhibit the Malaysia’s naturals heritage such as the plants, animals, rocks, minerals and fossil, some of which are the country’s invaluable treasures. The Natural History Museum will act as a resource for informal science education and is dedicated to expand the public’s knowledge and be beneficial to the people of Malaysia, as well as our respected tourist from all over the world. The museum is home to a variety of specimens comprising of extinct and endangered species of the flora and fauna, as well as those which are still in existence, in order to serve one of its objectives that is to preserve the naturals heritage of Malaysia.

The side view of the museum from the signee

Previously known as the Division of Natural History, The Natural History Museum was created as the research arm for the Department of Museums Malaysia in researching the areas of flora and fauna. Nevertheless, the genesis of the specimens of flora and fauna predates our country’s independence, and can be dated back to the year 1901 whereby it was initiated by the British officers who served in Malaya at that time whom realized that the collections are of vital importance to the country’s naturals heritage. These can be evidenced by the many specimens with the earliest records, dated back to 1901 and are now in the custody of the Department of Museums Malaysia. We have some pictures from the visit!