Cape Malay Mini Museum – Kuala Lumpur
Posted by tahirfarrath on September 2, 2011
First Anniversary Celebration
Cape Malay Mini Museum was officially open in June 2001 by the President of South Africac Melayu Cultural Society, Mr. Mogamat Hassiem Sallie.
In his opening speech, Mr. Mogamat expressed his gratitude in working together with Dr. Nortier’s Rooibos Museum in making the Cape Malay Mini Museum a reality. On behalf of the Cape Malays, he is assure that by setting up this museum it will be a good place for Malaysians to learn about the Cape Malays whose ancestors were originally from this part of Asian region. According to him, the Cape Malay Mini Museum in Dr. Nortier’s Rooibos Museum is the first Cape Malay Museum outside South Africa.
The colorful events were attended by Selangor Council of Welfare and Social Development’s Hon. Secretary, Pn. Hajjah Khatijah Suleiman, members of the South Africa Melayu Cultural Society and Area Stockist.
In this museum you’ll find artifacts, photos, costumes and literature (knowledge kitab and Qur’an translated to Dutch) from the 17th century that will make you understand more about the background of the Malay people in South Africa.
The museum is open for public daily from Monday to Friday, 10.00am -6.00pm. Admittance is free and we are close on public holiday. Address: 12, Jalan Tukul 16/5, Section 16, Shah Alam, Selangor.
Representatives from Malaysia Book of Records, lead by their Script Writer cum Researcher, Mr.Rakesh Kumar and cameraman, video taped the museum with the theme “The First South Africa Cultural Museum.”