National Museum of Malaysia Mural FREE Virtual Tour

Background of Mural

National Museum of Malaysia Mural FREE Virtual Tour

Before I go to the Mural let me give you a background of the museum Negara, the National Museum of Malaysia. The original national museum was named as Selangor Museum which goes way back to the British era when there were a group of people who were keen to do artifacts collections. People like John Klyne, there was a Klyne street in the past where today the name is changed to Jalan Hang Kasturi, which is near St John cathedral. okay, that’s another story but these are the people who were keen to do the collection. John Klyne, captain Harry Syers and Dr. Travers. This guy was the chap who established the Kusta hospital (Leprosy) in Sungai Buloh. Now, these are the people who came together. They like to go hunting so when they went hunting they did the zoological collection and there were taxidermies, Samuel, from Singapore these are the people who established the first museum in a house. Later at Bukit Nanas. It is supposed to be a palace to be given to sultan Abdul Samad the 4th sultan of Selangor but he didn’t like to stay in Kuala Lumpur. Cut this long story short. Eventually, there was a mooted first Selangor Museum that was established exactly where today the current museum is standing.

In world war 2 ww2 the B-29 bomber accidentally dropped a bomb that it’s a stray bomb which is supposed to drop on the railway line because of the Japanese occupation but it fell on the museum and one part of the museum was destroyed.  After we got independent, about the 1960s the first prime minister of Malaysia said okay let’s start a museum. This museum was built using classical architecture that is from Alor Setar Balai Besar grand hall. The building was designed by Architect Ho Kok Hoe.

The Mural was a creation of Dato’ Choeng Laitong. This mural is the depiction of Malaya History because in 1962 we have not come together with Borneo island

About the Mural 

Let’s go section by section, there’s a Hindu Shrine now why this Hindu Shrine created by Dato’ Cheong Laitong? because it depicts the influence of Hindu-buddha in the beginning.

Minaret 

The sail ships are moving towards a minaret, if you see it’s a bit blurry on the video. There’s a minaret, the  Chinese the Indian, and also the Arab that brought Islam brought influence into Malacca at that time so the whole Nusantara Indonesian include, Malacca became a beacon for the teaching of Islam. The hub of distributing the teaching of Islam in Southeast Asia then. 

1409

Malacca was under the protection of the Ming dynasty in 1409 when Admiral Cheng Ho was on this was fantastic, passing the straits of Malacca. There were Pirates at that time it was it wasn’t it was like alien ships flying around here it was completely something extraordinary anyhow later brought gifts to the sultan of Malacca, The three representatives from china which look at the headgear

The Gifts 

The gifts were an umbrella, a pair of silver seals, and a pair of clothing with a dragon depiction. The Ming dynasty giving protection to Malacca prospered because of the protection of Siam Thailand. 

The National Museum of Malaysia Mural was done by Dato' Cheong Lai Tong in 1962. It is about 20 feet by 115 feet made from glass mosaic. Dato Cheong told the story of this mural from the early days of Malaya 1400 to the independent era 1957. The story was retold by tour guide and virtual tour creator Johnson Sisrajah. How the early sail ships came from China, India and Arab. The Mural starts with the Hindu Buddha religion after Malacca embrace Islam and became centre of Islam. The Ming Dynasty gave covering from Siam to Malacca that allowed Malacca to prosper greatly. https://virtualtourcreator.my/2021/01/19/national-museum-of-malaysia-free-virtual-tour/

The National Museum of Malaysia Mural was done by Dato’ Cheong Lai Tong in 1962. It is about 20 feet by 115 feet made from glass mosaic. Dato Cheong told the story of this mural from the early days of Malaya 1400 to the independent era 1957. The story was retold by tour guide and virtual tour creator Johnson Sisrajah. How the early sail ships came from China, India and Arab. The Mural starts with the Hindu Buddha religion after Malacca embrace Islam and became centre of Islam. The Ming Dynasty gave covering from Siam to Malacca that allowed Malacca to prosper greatly.
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This two-person fighting

this is a battle with Kris (Dager) later when we go to gallery B we’ll be able to see about the different types of Keris now what is happening between these two? ie Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat are engaged in a battle so it is said that this battle went around for seven days and eventually Hang Tuah won and killed Jebat. There is a famous movie acted by the late Tan Sri P Ramlee. This is saying about internal conflict

Portuguese 

In the next part, the Portuguese had an eye on Melaka because Malacca becoming a prosperous Spice hub if anyone can subdue Malacca they will have their hand on the throat of Venice Melaka became the Venice of the east so the Portuguese after 40 days of fighting and 10 days of siege fell in 1511.

Last Sultan Malacca ran to Johore and from Johor, he was trying to get back Malacca but was not able. However,  established the Johor Riau kingdom after that, the five Bugis brothers from Makassar called Daeng reestablished the kingdom.

The National Museum of Malaysia Mural was done by Dato' Cheong Lai Tong in 1962. It is about 20 feet by 115 feet made from glass mosaic. Dato Cheong told the story of this mural from the early days of Malaya 1400 to the independent era 1957. The story was retold by tour guide and virtual tour creator Johnson Sisrajah. How the early sail ships came from China, India and Arab. The Mural starts with the Hindu Buddha religion after Malacca embrace Islam and became centre of Islam. The Ming Dynasty gave covering from Siam to Malacca that allowed Malacca to prosper greatly. https://virtualtourcreator.my/2021/01/19/national-museum-of-malaysia-free-virtual-tour/

The National Museum of Malaysia Mural was done by Dato’ Cheong Lai Tong in 1962. It is about 20 feet by 115 feet made from glass mosaic. Dato Cheong told the story of this mural from the early days of Malaya 1400 to the independent era 1957. The story was retold by tour guide and virtual tour creator Johnson Sisrajah. How the early sail ships came from China, India and Arab. The Mural starts with the Hindu Buddha religion after Malacca embrace Islam and became centre of Islam. The Ming Dynasty gave covering from Siam to Malacca that allowed Malacca to prosper greatly.
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Pangkor Treaty 

Penang was the first place British took over from Kedah and then later they were

looking at the peninsula of Malaya so there was a time there was a ship attack by Pirates of Caribians (Joking) Pirate along the straits of Malacca. British had a foothold and they did

In the Pangkor treaty (In Gallery C) you can see there’s a four-person sitting  One guy is the Chinese who ..secret society member and the Sultan Frank Swettenham and Andrew Clark. They signed the Pangkor Treaty on a steamship called Pluto

Tin and Rubber

Moving forward on this mural you can see

the economic prosperity of Malaya. Tin was important because of the civil war that was happening in America and also the French. The rubber industry picked up because America started producing automobile tin and rubber became the backbone of the Malayan economy 

The last part is the Japanese occupation

now my grandma I’ve spoken about the Japanese occupation, it was a terrible time. The last part of it Gallary C and i have taken a 360-degree photo shoot inside a pillbox. The pillbox was built by the British along with the east coast of Malaysia to defend the charging army Japanese but they came from Singora by bicycle that’s a very interesting story by GOD’s mercy, I will tell later when we go to gallery C

1957 we got our independence so this is what the mural is talking about and please share this video with your friends if you’re a history teacher please you can do a quiz on this Mural whatever I’m going to give you the link a 360-degree VR photo link on this description. 

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