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Malaysia is chock full of stories to tell and artifacts to see. Influenced by the many cultures that have passed through, settled down, resulted or represent the true natives, this country’s museums present a wonderful display of the people, flora, and fauna unique to Southeast Asia.
What started out as passion project by British naturalist Alfred Wallace to collect new wildlife specimens of the strange and yet largely unexplored island of Borneo became Sawarak’s oldest museum, which has grown to showcase the indigenous inhabitants and their different tribes. One of the few establishments to suffer extreme looting and damage during the Japanese occupation in WWII, the Sarawak State Museum remains one of the most beautiful examples of 19th-century Victorian architecture in the state and hosts locally sourced exhibits.
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