Johor Chinese Heritage Museum

Johor Chinese Heritage Museum
Johor Chinese Heritage Museum

One of the interesting museums to visit in Johor Bahru is the Johor Chinese Heritage Museum where you can learn about how the Chinese migrants came to Johor which dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties as early as the 1414th century.

This historical Chinese Heritage Museum is purely dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Johor Bahru Chinese so as not to be lost or forgotten in the name of modernity. Inside, you will find fascinating collections of documents, porcelain ware, photos, old coins, musical instruments and other artifacts relating back to the Chinese traders.

Johor Chinese Heritage Museum

History states that in 1844, the ruler of Johor - Temenggong Ibrahim had encouraged the Chinese to plant gambier and pepper in the interior parts of Johor. Decades later, these Chinese planters ventured into pineapple cultivation where in the 20th century, Johor became one of Malaysia’s top fruit producer.

This Chinese Heritage Museum is housed in a four-storey building along Jalan Ibrahim in the city area. The ground floor is free to visit where you can see a general timeline of the history while there may be special showcase dedicated to a famous Malaysian Chinese. For ticket holders, the first, second and third floors display artifacts that throw light on the history of Chinese immigrants in Johor in the 1800s and 1900s. The fourth floor of the museum displays the gambier history of Johor with a mock shed on how gambier was processed and produced.

Information is in three languages, English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin. To get here, you can just walk from the city center as this place is located in the heritage walk area and in the JB Bazar vicinity. There are two entrances, back and front where you can enter from.

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