Thursday, July 17, 2008

Galeria Perdana – Langkawi Island .

Over 7000 collection of Tun Mahathir’s gifts and arwards .
Galeria Perdana Langkawi showcases various awards,souvivners and gifts received by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister The Honourable Tun Dr.Mahathir b. Mohamad and wife The honourable Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt.Mohd.Ali from world leaders and statesmen as well as Malaysians in his tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This is the line with Tun’s belief that the collection belong to the people of Malaysia. Through these gestures of friendship from all over the world,visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness and diversity of various arts and culture potrayed.
Galeria Perdana Langkawi also serves to express Tun’s appreciation and acknowledgement of the generousity from various donors.

Galeria Perdana consists of 3 interconnected two-storey oriental architectural design building in Kilim,11km from Kuah Town .The exhibits displayed are diversed in nature to achieve the ambience of a harmonious and creative interaction among the various artistic ,cultural values and aesthetics potrayed by the numerous exhibits from all over the world .

Block A – Ground floor .
Exhibit unique gifts and souvenirs made of wood,lacquer,crystal and glass .An interesting array of beautiful gemstones and music.

First Floor .
al instruments also from part of the display .
Houses items made of porcelain and luxurious textiles.As islam is the official religion of Malaysia ,one may also view gifts presented to Tun Dr.Mahathir that are Islamic in nature.

Block B .
As the beloved and respected wife of Tun Dr.Mahathir ,Tun Dr.Siti Hasmah also received many finely crafted gifts both from Heads of States as well as members of the public .All of them are exhibited in the first floor .Also exhibited on the ground floor are gifts made from silver,bronze ,pewter and copper .

Tributes .
Leading from Block B to block C is a connecting corridor ,where one may read various tributes paid by the public to their respected and well-loved Tun Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr.Siti Hasmah .
Block C – First Floor .
On this floor is a collection of exquisite paintings,jewellery and other gifts received by the former Prime Minister from all over the world .
Ground Floor .
Vehicles and miniature models of vehicles as well as structural models are exhibited here on the ground floor of the newest block of Galeria Perdana Langkawi .
Visit Hours ;
8.30am – 5.30pm (Daily)

Entrance Fee ;
Adults - RM10.00*
Children – RM4.00*
Camera – RM2.00
Video Camera – RM5.00

*Special rate for Mykad Holders

Phone : 604-9591498
Fax : 604-9591819

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