The front entrance to the National Textile Museum. Image: YouTube
No doubt you’ve driven past the National Textile Museum opposite Dataran Merdeka countless times. You’ve probably appreciated the red and white brick lines of the Moghul-Islam style architecture as you were stuck in traffic. It has changed hands and upended operations many times before finally being converted into the National Textile Museum and opening its doors on January 9, 2010. Six years on the museum has slowly built a reputation for itself for the meticulous execution of its exhibits and the architectural significance in our national history. In this video by Victor Tan, an architecture student of Taylor’s University, captures the museum and its many unique characteristics and presents it in a three-minute video:
Here it is back in 1905. The roads were so clear; they probably shot it early in the morning while most horses were still asleep.
Here it is, at present day; circa 2015.
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