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“Great small museum, easy to get to by foot, modern and inviting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Muzium Telekom

Muzium Telekom
Ranked #107 of 267 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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“Great small museum, easy to get to by foot, modern and inviting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Visited this museum at about 11am on a Sunday and I had the whole place to myself. The museum felt quite new with modern display cases and arrangements/lighting. There are about 100 historical artifacts on display and very good descriptions for each. You could likely spend 3-4 hours here if you read every single panel, but I recommend you spend 1-2 hrs at most. Overall I thought it was very interesting, providing a good mix of global and Malaysian telecommunications history. Cheap $3 USD entry fee. Free wifi. Clean bathrooms. There is a cafe but it was closed.

Note: it looks like they redid the front landscaping just a couple days before I got there and now has a very nice landscaped area with wide sidewalk. See pics.

Visited January 2014
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Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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“Rare building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

The building looks so imperial and rare. It houses a museum and offices. Not much in the museum; I think mainly because there's not much to show about telecommunication as a museum anywhere in the world. But they got almost all the vital old stuff for a telecommunication museum. Good for the kids to appreciate all the old techs that they could no longer see nowadays.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Small but nonetheless interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

For RM10 (foreigner price) the Muzium Telekom provides a small but surprisingly well put together exhibit that details in parallel the global and Malaysian histories of telecommunication. 

The primary focus of the exhibition is an extensive verbal and pictographic timeline (English and Bahasa Malaysia) which I found quite interesting. The museum also contains a decent collection of old telecommunication technology, although I would have liked to see a more detailed description of each item as many were unnamed and somewhat ambiguous.

Overall a very good museum given the limited scope, although if you have no interest in either history or information and communications technologies then you might find it a bit dull.

An hour is sufficient time to thoroughly take in the full exhibit.

Visited June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Go down memory lane with lots of historical facts and artifacts on display. Rather quiet place. Walking distance from St John's Cathedral and Dataran Merdeka.

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