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Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

By on May 9, 2015 in Malaysia

I spotted the Muzium Bugis after I had left the Pineapple Museum.

The museum is tucked away down a little road, at the end of which is not only the museum, but also a small cafe, quite a pleasant little stretch of coastline, and a very nice playground for children. Quite a find.

Coast near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Coast near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Coast near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Coast near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Local Cafe near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Local Cafe near Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

The museum is described as: “A labor of love by a descendant of the Bugis royalty, this museum in nearby Pontian showcases the history and culture of the Bugis people. At the entrance, you will be greeted by an array of musical instruments, grinding stones, earthen and metal pots and pans. The rustic kampong-style house displays more relics of the past, including cannons, swords and impressive trays of coins. There are also replicated photographs of Boyanese people from the islands between Java and Sumatra.”

Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Inside Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Inside Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Old British pound note in the Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia

Old British pound note in the Muzium Bugis, Pontian Besar, Johor, Malaysia – why?

The museum is entry by donation, and shoes must be removed. Sadly parts of the museum are now closed for refitting, and it doesn’t look like they will be reopening anytime soon.

The curator followed be around the museum pointing out things that might be of interest, in particular things from the UK.

Basically, the place is not so much a museum, but a collection of odds and ends and nic-nacs.

FourSquare: Muzium Bugis

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