Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ipoh Geological Museum, Perak

What a surprise, Malaysia's Geological Museum is located in Ipoh, Perak!

Ipoh being the tin mining capital in Malaysia hence it make sense that the Geological Museum is located here. Not knowing what to expect I decided to keep an open my mind and lower my expectation as to not want to be disappointed. 

Well, guess what? I was surprised, in awed, overwhelmed and speechless.

The Geological Museum is located on along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, opposite of Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR).

The museum is divided into 7 zones covering from museum history to dinosaur and fossils, to geoheritage.

Zone A - History of the Museum and Department, History of the Earth, Geological Structures Mural, Geological Museum
Zone B - Dinosaur and Fossils, Rocks, Geological Museum
Zone C - Minerals, Crystals and Gemstones, Geological Museum, Geological Museum
Zone D - Uses of Minerals
Zone E - Mining Activities, Geological Museum
Zone F - Mineral Exploration and Marine Geology Activities, Geological Museum
Zone G - Geological Hazards, Quarry and Mines, Hydrogeology, Geology and Nation Building, Mineral Resources, Geoheritage, JMG Products, Research and Developement, Laboratory Services

Here I learnt that "fools gold" do exist, all this while I thought it was just a saying and now, I get to see how it actually looks like. Like real gold!

We were taught all the type of golds, obviously we were only interested in gold of all the minerals they have or shown us!!! Hahhahahhaa....

My observation of this place are as below, one that I did not expect. Kudos guys!

Plus points!
- Informative
- Guided tours available
- Knowledgeable guide
- Clean and fully air-conditioned
- NO entrance fee *smile*
- Accessible (city centre)

What made Perak famous - tin mining.

One place I would highly recommend you to visit, for guided tour, please call and make the arrangement.

Visiting Hours
Monday to Thursday : 08.30 am - 12.30 pm & 02.00 pm - 05.00 pm
Friday : 08.30 am - 12.00 pm & 03.00 pm - 05.00 pm
Closed : Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Entrance Fees: Free Admission

Geological Museum
Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
31400 Ipoh Perak.

Tel: 05-540 600
Fax: 05-540 6100
Email: jmgbpt@jmg.gov.my

Groups visits, please fowards application to:
Pengarah Perkhidmatan Teknikal
Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia, Ipoh, Perak.

A Lenggong Carnival Media Fam Trip 2013 in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia Perak. #DiscoverPerak2013

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