Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Built at the behest of the then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the modern Muzium Negara (National Museum) replaced the old Selangor Museum. Designed by famed Architect Ho Kok Hoe, the structure is 362 feet long and 124 feet high at the central point. The architects’ design for the museum included two murals, each 115 feet long and 20 feet high one on either side of the main entrance. The murals were designed by Cheng Lai Tong.

The architect designed the outside of the building so that the first floor appeared to be supported on 26 concrete pillars, extending at intervals along the full length of the building, thus including a feature which is typical of all traditional Malay house.

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Jing'an Temple, Shanghai

And oh, the Jing'an Temple! As per the piece of history printed in their ticket, the shrine was first built in 247 AD in the Wu Kin...