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Poi­son & Venom Ex­hi­bi­tion

Jalan Da­mansara, KL (03 2282 6255/ www.muz­i­um­ne­gara.gov.my). Head to the Na­tional Mu­seum for a creepy ex­hibit ded­i­cated to all things poi­sonous and ven­omous. The ex­hi­bi­tion cov­ers the role of an­i­mal poi­sons in medicine, history, myth and literature. Get ready to see live spec­i­mens (yikes!), dry and wet pre­served spec­i­mens, cook­ing demon­stra­tions about the use of poi­sonous foods in Malaysia and be­yond, and ex­hi­bi­tions cov­er­ing what to do if you get stung or poi­soned. Un­til Oct 31. Adults, RM5, Chil­dren (un­der 12 years), RM2; (MyKad hold­ers) Adults, RM2, Chil­dren (un­der 12 years), free.

Week­end work­shops at IAMM

Jalan Lem­bah Per­dana, KL (03 2274 2020/www.iamm.org.my). Visit the Chil­dren’s Li­brary at the Is­lamic Arts Mu­seum of Malaysia ev­ery week­end for sto­ry­telling as well as arts and crafts ac­tiv­i­ties. For chil­dren aged four to 12 years old, the ses­sions cen­tre on a spe­cific theme each week and in­clude a story fol­lowed by arts and crafts. Chil­dren un­der six must be ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent or guardian. Check the mu­seum web­site for an up-to­date sched­ule. Ev­ery Sat & Sun, 3-4.30pm. Free. Now, a replica stands in the har­bour and holds a mu­seum ded­i­cated to the city’s colo­nial trad­ing past. Although the dis­plays could be sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved, kids seem to love ex­plor­ing the ship and liv­ing out their pi­rate fan­tasies. Who can blame them? Keep in mind that your ticket can also be used to en­ter the Mar­itime Mu­seum Phase II and the Royal Malaysian Navy Mu­seum, both of which are be­side the Flor de la Mar. Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-9pm. Adults, RM6, Chil­dren (7-12 years old), RM2; (MyKad hold­ers) Adults, RM3, Chil­dren (7-12 years old), RM1.

NEW Sub­ma­rine Mu­seum

Dataran 1Malaysia, Kle­bang (06 282 6526/06 281 1289). The de­com­mis­sioned SMD Oues­sant was sent to Malaysia from France in 2011 and now serves as a dusty (and rusty) mu­seum. It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to get the kids in­side a real sub­ma­rine, where they can check out all the but­tons and di­als and get a sense of what it’s like to live and work un­der the sea. The sub­ma­rine is air con­di­tioned in­side but cramped, so if you are prone to claus­tro­pho­bia, give it a miss. Daily, 9am-5pm. Adults, RM3; Chil­dren (un­der 12 years), RM1.

Pe­nang

NEW Hin Bus De­pot Art Cen­tre

31A Jalan Gur­d­wara, Ge­orge Town (www. face­book.com/hin­bus­de­pot). Once an aban­doned bus de­pot, Hin has evolved into an un­likely art space, cour­tesy of Lithua­nian artist Ernest Zachare­vic’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion. Wall mu­rals from his ex­hi­bi­tion still re­main in­tact and to­day, Hin is adding artis­tic touches of its own, promis­ing more ex­hi­bi­tions from home-grown artists. It is a reg­u­lar venue for work­shops, art jams and other events, many of which are fam­ily friendly so keep an eye on their Face­book page for up­dates. Daily, 12noon-7pm.

NEW PG Gold Mu­seum

95 Le­buh Bishop, Ge­orge Town (04 261 9999/www.gold­mu­seum.com.my). With a pre­mium en­try price to match, Malaysia’s very first gold mu­seum sets out to fas­ci­nate by giv­ing visi­tors a taste of the greedy fever for gold. Visi­tors can check out ex­hi­bi­tions about gold and sil­ver, view a live pour­ing demon­stra­tion and ad­mire more of Pe­nang's now epi­demic 3D mu­rals, and there are guided tours too. In re­al­ity, it might hold the kids’ at­ten­tion, par­tic­u­larly the part where they can try pan­ning for gold, but adults will quickly get bored with the end­less in­for­ma­tion boards. Daily, 9am-6pm. Adults, RM50, Chil­dren (7-12 years old), RM25; (MyKad/MyKid hold­ers) Adults, RM30, Chil­dren (7-12 years old), RM15. stun­ning views of the ‘the Gar­den City’ and the boats and per­ahu (gon­do­las) dot­ted about give the lake an idyl­lic feel, es­pe­cially as the sun sets. You can also dine on-board at night and the food is sur­pris­ingly de­cent.

KL Tower

2 Jalan Pun­chak off Jalan P Ram­lee, KL (03 2020 5444/www.menarakl.com.my). Take a tour up the 421-me­tre high telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and broad­cast­ing tower for a mag­nif­i­cent vista of KL from its view­ing deck. The au­dio tour is rea­son­ably in­for­ma­tive, if a lit­tle dry, and the res­tau­rant at the top is very pop­u­lar with tourists de­spite its mixed re­views. There is also a small aquar­ium, an F1 Sim­u­la­tor, an XD Cin­ema (with 6D tech­nol­ogy), a 1Malaysia Cul­tural Vil­lage as well as a newly opened mini zoo. (Ob­ser­va­tion deck) Daily, 9am-10pm. Adults, RM52, Chil­dren (4-11 years old), RM31; (MyKad/MyKid hold­ers) Adults, RM32, Chil­dren (4-11 years old), RM21.

Petronas Twin Tow­ers

Con­course level, Petronas Twin Tow­ers, Kuala Lumpur City Cen­tre, KL (03 2331 8080/www.petronast­win­tow­ers.com.my). Icons of Malaysia, the tallest twin tow­ers in the world are bea­cons of cul­ture and her­itage. Check out the dis­plays and ex­hi­bi­tions on the ground level be­fore ascending in the el­e­va­tor to the im­pres­sive sky­bridge. It’s free but be aware that the views are some­what lim­ited due to the huge tow­ers on ei­ther side of the sky­bridge; it’s ac­tu­ally the view of them that is more im­pres­sive than the view from them. If your kids are ob­sessed with self­ies, Pe­nang is the ideal spot for your next va­ca­tion. 3D mu­ral mu­se­ums seem to be pop­ping up ev­ery­where. Check these ones out:

Made In Pe­nang In­ter­ac­tive Mu­seum

This place is known for its wall paint­ings de­pict­ing 19th cen­tury Pe­nang, its hand­made jetty wa­ter­front, its in­cred­i­ble 3D trick art, as well as in­ter­ac­tive kiosks that al­low for more vis­ual trick­ery.

Made in Pe­nang In­ter­ac­tive Mu­seum

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