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ART & CRAFT GALLERIES,
SCIENCE CENTRES & THEATRES


Here are some interesting Art & Craft Galleries, Science Centres and Theatres found in Malaysia.


ART & CRAFT GALLERIES, SCIENCE
CENTRES & THEATRES IN KUALA LUMPUR


THEATRES IN KUALA LUMPUR


THE ACTORS STUDIO THEATRE


First ever private owned theatre set up in 1989 by Joe Hasham and Faridah Merican. The prime objectives of the Actors Studio's formation were to host presentation of Professional Theatre in Malaysia : nurturing of the Performing Arts in Malaysia by training of Actors, Directors, Writers, Designers and Production Personnel, formation of a Sponsored Scholarship Scheme for the outstanding Malaysians whereby they will be given the oppurtunity to augment their Performing Arts skills abroad and the introduction of Cross Cultural Exchanges between the Performing Arts in Malaysia and that of other countries such as Australia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, India, Japan and most relevant countries.

Website : http://www.theactorsstudio.com.my
e-mail : contact@theactorsstudio.com.my

Addresses :
Actors Studio Theatre and Box
Lot 19 (Theatre) / Lot 9 (Box), Plaza Putra
Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2694 5400/2692 5927
Fax: +603-2692 4505

Actors Studio Bangsar
Level 3, New Wing
The Bangsar Shopping Centre,
285, Jalan. Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603-2094 0400/1400
Fax: +603-2093 8400

Actors Studio Greenhall
Ground Floor, Zhong Zheng School Memorial Centre
32, Lebuh Light, 10200 Penang
Tel: +604 - 263 5400
Fax: +604 - 263 5402

The Actors Studio Academy
Lot 2, Plaza Putra
Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja,
50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2697 2797
Fax: +603-2692 4505

The Actors Studio Shoppe
Lot 10, Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka,
Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2697 5400
Fax: +603-2692 4505



DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-20517007
Fax : 603-20517077
e-mail : dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my



NATIONAL ART GALLERY

Address :
Balai Seni Lukis Negara, 2, Jalan Temerloh,
Off Jalan Tun Razak
53200 Kuala Lumpur.
03-4025 4990 Fax: 03-4025 4987
Website: http://www.artgallery.org.my
Open: 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs daily,
Fri. 1215 to 1445 hrs
Closed : On Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free

Located on a 5.67 acres site at Jalan Temerloh, the National Art Gallery is flanked by the National Theatre and the National Library.

Houses a permanent collection and exhibition of art works of local and foreign origin, also organizes changing exhibitions at intervals.



PUCUK REBUNG ROYAL GALLERY

Address :
Pucuk Rebung Royal Gallery-Museum,
Lot 302-A, Level 3,
Ampang Mall,Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2382 0769, Fax: 03-2382 1108
e-mail: prebung@maxis.net.my
Open: 10.30am to 8.30pm on Sundays to Thursdays
and from 10.30am to 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
We are not closed on any public holidays unless otherwise notified
Admission: Free

Houses an extensive collection of Malaysian art and artifacts with special focus on the old Malay word, including antique fabrics, metalwork and jewellery, wood and fibre, paper and photos, porcelain and pottery, glass and crystal, along with contemporary art.



THE CENTRAL MARKET

Address :
Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 2274 9966 Fax: (603) 2274 9906

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market is well-served by public transport. The Central Market is Malaysia's unique arts cum culture cum entertainment cum food bazaar and has been likened to Covent Garden in London and Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Affectionately dubbed the 'cultural market', this popular 2-storey social hub comprises an exciting mix of 130 shops, 30 food and beverage outlets, 140 kiosks, cinemas, an exhibition corner which regularly showcases exhibitions and promotions of arts and culture, and an outdoor riverside amphitheatre where free cultural performances are staged. Part of the mezzanine floor has been tranformed into a typical Malay kampung (village), housing traders specialising in traditional crafts like tekad (gold embroidery), songket (a rich fabric interwoven with gold threads), sutera asli (natural silk), batik, Kelantan silverware and Malay antiques. It is a wonderful site for visitors to discover the richness and heritage of the Malay people. A favourite place for souvenir and gifts, the many shops and kiosks in Central Market sell an assortment of Malaysian handicraft, personalised T-shirts, costume jewellery, trinkets, delicate glass blown objects, ceramics, pottery, attractive batik scarves and apparel, traditional costumes, local snacks and delicacies, footwear, silver and gold jewellery, portraits and paintings, pewter, perfumes, watches, cameras and other interesting items. Great food is an integral component of Malaysian life and you may be in a quandary as to which to try out as the se-lection offered here is wide. Tantalising hot Indian curries, spicy Malay dishes, heavenly Chinese cuisine, popular Western fare and Malaysian treats are found on the mezzanine floor. There are several watering holes on the embankment where you can unwind with a drink and tasty pub snacks. At the northern end is the brightly coloured Central Market Annexe which houses cinemas, cafes, fast-food outlets, galleries and boutiques.



KOMPLEKS BUDAYA KRAF


Address :
No. 63,Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-21648344
Fax : 603-21622181

This handicraft complex located at Jalan Conlay houses top names in local handicrafts. Here, one can look out for batik outfit, home decor items and gifts. On the ground floor of the complex, visitors can dabble in some paints and wax to create their own batik pieces. The complex is equipped with visitor facilities, including a restaurant.



PETROSAINS


Address :
Level 4, Suria KLCC, KualaLumpur.
Tel:03- 581 8181 or 03-5818787
Fax : 03-5812903
Website : http://www.petrosains.com
Open: 9.30am - 5.30pm
(last admission at 4.30pm), Saturday - Thursday.
2.30pm - 7.30pm (last admission 6.00pm), Friday.
Closed: Monday.


Petrosains is an interactive science discovery centre that tells the story of the petroleum industry. Interesting features include Dark Rides through the rainforest and over mountains, Giant Diorama with a Singing Dinosaur and other authentic replicas of prehistoric plants and animals, Molecule "Nanoworld" Experience, Helicopter Simulator Ride to the "true-to-life" Oil Rig, and many more. The excitement is endless.



THE NATIONAL PLANETARUIM

Address :
Lot 53, Jalan Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 03-22735484 Fax : 03-22735488
Open Daily except on Monday
Time : 10.00 am to 4.00pm

Located atop a hill in the Lake Gardens, this centre for Space Science Studies is indicative of Malaysia's efforts to create a scientifically and technologically-inclined society. It is also a fun way to spend an afternoon. A Space and Sky Movie is screened daily. There is also a working observatory equipped with a 14-inch telescope. The National Planetarium is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Admission fees (excluding Space and Sky Movie fee) are RM3 for adults and RM2 for child under 12.

MALAYSIA SCIENCE CENTRE

Address :
Pesiaran Bukit Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 03-20921150 Fax : 03-20921250
Website : http://www.psn.gov.my
Open Daily except Friday.
Time : 9.00 am to 5.00pm


KACAKKRAFT SDN. BHD

20 Bengkel Krafttangan Jalan Semarak,
54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-2926330 Fax : 603- 2927232


GALLERIWAN
Unit 01-02, 1st Floor,
Crown Regency Service Apartment,
12 Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2161 4071
Open: 10.00pm - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday,
11.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday. Closed: Sunday.
Admission: Free

ART SALON
4, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
Tel: 2282 2601/2
Open: 9.00am - 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Closed: Sunday and Public Holidays.
Admission: Free

ISETAN ART GALLERY

Level 4, Isetan KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50888 Kuala Lumpur
Open: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Admission: Free

ARTFOLIO
Lot T130A+B 3rd floor, Letter Box 172,
City Square, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2282 2601
Open: 11.00am - 8.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Closed: Sunday
Admission: Free

ARTCASE
Lot T117A+B 3rd floor, Letter Box 172,
City Square, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2163 5160
Open: 11.00am - 8.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Closed: Sunday
Admission: Free



ART & CRAFT GALLERIES IN SELANGOR

ART GALLERY SHAH ALAM


Address :
Shah Alam Gallery of Art, 40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Eshan.
Open: Daily 0900 to 1600 hrs.
Close: Fri. 1200 to 1445 hrs. Sat. from 1230.
Sun. and public holidays.
Admission: Free

A display of outstanding art, handicraft and fabrics for viewing and for sale


SULTAN ABDUL AZIZ ROYAL GALLERY

Address :
Jalan Rusa, Shah Bandaraya, Kelang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-3371 1944 Fax : 03-33727767
Admission: Free

Some 1500 artifacts being the personal collection of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, the Sultan of Selangor. The collection is varied and covers family heirloom, portraits, art pieces, crystals, ceramics, pewter, regalia, weapons, nautical, bicycles, model trains, books etc. The Sultan's vintage car collection will be added soon. This gallery will complement the Sultan Alam Shah Museum in Shah Alam.


RIYADH FANNIL ISLAM GALLERY

Address :
Research and Production Coordinator,
Yayasan Restu, 60, Jalan BRP ½,
Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Contact : Nuraini bt Mohd Zain.
Tel : 03 - 6156 5660
Open : Normal working hours
Admission: Free

The Riyadh Fannil Islam gallery in Sungai Buloh is a treasure-house of Islamic art in all its intricate forms. From Mushaf art to caligharphy, the jewel in the crown, is undeniably the Malaysia's first, second in the Islamic world, fully-illuminated Quran.



ART GALLERIES IN KEDAH

KEDAH STATE ART GALLERY


Address :
Medan Bandar, Jalan Raja, Alor Setar,
Kedah Darulaman.
Tel : 04-732 5752
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1200 to 1400 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa
and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission : Free

The gallery is housed in 1892 building. Exhibits paintings, photographs, musical instruments and handicrafts.


GALERI PERDANA LANGKAWI

Address :
Kilim, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel : 604-9591498 Fax : 604-9591819
Open : Daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Admmission : Adult : RM3.00
Child below 12 years are free-of-charge.

Galeria Perdana - Is the aspiration of Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. It was built as a repository for the various awards, souvenirs and gifts received from world leaders and statesmen throughout his tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.


IBRAHIM HUSSEIN ART GALLERY


It took Dato Ibrahim Hussein 11 years of hard work and toil, and RM 5 million to manifest his dream of "the art museum within the enchanted forest in Langkawi." Only 13 trees were sacrificed to build his stark modernist sculpture rising out of the lovely grip of the pristine jungle of Gunung Machinchang. To date 25 international artists from 15 countries have pledged their support to the foundation, both in the form of contribution of work or expertise, often in exchange for Dato Ibrahim's own paintings.

Address :
Pasir Tengkorak, Jalan Datai,
07000 Pulau Langkawi
Kedah.
Tel : 04-959 4670
Open: 0900-1800 hrs daily
Admission: RM 12.00



ART GALLERIES IN JOHOR

ART GALLERY JOHOR BAHRU


Art Gallery, Johor Bahru (Tel: +607-224 5488)



ART GALLERIES AND CULTURAL CENTRES
IN NEGRI SEMBILAN



CULTURAL COMPLEX SEREMBAN

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan
Taman Seni Budaya, Jalan Sungai Ujong,
70200 Seremban.
Tel : 06-763 1149, Fax: 06-761 5355
Open: Daily 0930 to 1800 hrs.
Closed Thur. From 1300, Fri. 1200 to 1450 hrs.
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free

The Complex is situated within the Taman Seni Budaya Complex, a cultural complex which is a handicraft and a cultural centre. On display are ethnographical objects from the state of Negeri Sembilan.



ART GALLERIES IN SABAH MALAYSIA

ART GALLERY KOTA KINABALU


Address :
Jalan Muzium, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Tel : 088-213763/4
Open: 0900 to 1700 hrs daily except Fridays and 1st May

Mostly work of art by local artists with monthly appearance by individual or groups.



CULTURAL VILLAGE SARAWAK

Address :
Damai Beach, Santubong, P.O.Box 2632,
93752, Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-846411 Fax : 6082-846988
Website : http://www.sarawakculturalvillage.com
Open Daily ( 9.00 am to 5.00 pm )


CULTURE CENTRES IN KELANTAN

CULTURAL CENTRE KOTA BAHRU IN KELANTAN


Jalan Mahmud, Kota Bahru, Kelantan.

Located on Jalan Mahmud close to the Perdana Hotel, the cultural centre is a veritable showcase of the living heritage of Kelantan. Demonstration of popular folk arts and pastimes are held daily. Wayang Kulit (shadow puppetry) shows, Silat (the Malay art of self defence) performances, Gasing (Top spinning) displays, Wau (Kite flying) and Rebana (Giant Drum) playing can all be seen at the centre. Evenings see cultural performances featuring traditional Malay music and Wayang Kulit.

The cultural centre is open three times a week from March to October each year.

Performance times are 3.30pm to 5.50pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and 9.00pm to midnight on Wednesday and Saturday.


ART & CRAFT CENTRE IN MALACCA

Infocraft Centre, Melaka

Infokraf Melaka is the handicraft promotion centre where quality products such as batik, canes, bamboo, ceramics and other wares are carefully selected as exhibits based on workmanship and design. Made by local craftsmen, the products can be purchased as souvenirs. The centre also has an archive corner to enlighten visitors on the subject of local handicraft. The centre is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm everyday except on public holiday.


OTHER INTERESTING PLACES
Other Places of Interest related to Arts & culture.

Perbadanan Kamajuan Kraftangan Malaysia
Website : http://www.kraftangan.gov.my

National Archives of Malaysia - Arkib Negara Malaysia
Website : http://arkib.gov.my

Muzium Islam Melaka
Website : http://www.perzim.gov.my

Muzium Adat-Istiadat Malacca
Website : http://www.perzim.gov.my

 

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