Chinese Heritage Museum

Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor Bahru: Address, Phone Number, Chinese Heritage Museum Reviews: 4/5

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LESTERSEOW@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia117 contributions
A Great Place to Learn about Johor's History
May 2019
I would recommend to all those history lovers out there. I learn a lot about the heritage of Johor after visiting this museum. One of Johor Bahru founding father was Wong Ah Fook and I was curious to learn more about him. This museum had allowed me to get to know his history and the impact he had made in shaping Johor Bahru
Written 5 April 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,645 contributions
Chinese Heritage of Johor Bahru
Mar 2020
The Chinese Heritage Museum is a fantastic museum detailing the history of Chinese settlement in Johor Bahru. The first two floors are dedicated to and have an amazing amount of detail about the different Chinese communities that settled and on their contribution. The top floor is a special exhibit on gambier, the crop that originally made Johor wealthy and first brought the Chinese over. A great museum for a very small entrance fee.
Written 3 March 2020
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Claire S
Wodonga, Australia6 contributions
Only went to Chinatown for one thing
Aug 2019
I only initially visited Chinatown to buy an item from the TinTin shop and I walked past the Chinese Heritage Museum which was an absolute gem of a find. Using an audio tour I was able to complete the tour at my own pace. I found the audio guide engaging and the stories compelling. I will recommend that people go out of their way to visit this museum because it’s a must see for anyone who appreciates history
Written 13 August 2019
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Groundnuts
Singapore, Singapore448 contributions
Nice
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited after taking our breakfast along this old Street of Johor. Paid RM6 for entrance and it's not a big place, but an hour is sufficient to walk thru the history of Johor. U will understand how the immigrates came and how do they make a living in the old days.
Written 3 July 2019
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Bert
Johor Bahru, Malaysia47 contributions
A moment in history
May 2019 • Friends
You’ll be enlightened with the beginning of Johor Bahru. How and why the Chinese end up here; All because of pepper and gambier.
Written 28 May 2019
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Onn11
Jurong, Singapore657 contributions
Informative & Inspiring Exhibitions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I visited this on a Sunday afternoon. Paid just 6 ringgit for entrance fee (adult rate). Spent a good 1.5 hours at this place, touring the 4 story building, slowing taking in the video and wall exhibitions.

It was an informative exhibition that tells the story of the Chinese who settled in Johore from the mid-19th century, developed the gambier and pepper industry that came to define the economic transformation of the areas surrounding Johor, and also forged a strong and enduring collaboration with the Malay populace and rulers. The exhibitions were also inspiring in that it tells of the sacrifices and hard work of the early Chinese to build a better life not just for their community, but for the population at large.

Good to spend 1-1.5 hours here to go through slowly the exhibitions and watch the videos of the history of the area.
Written 18 March 2019
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anu_v
Singapore, Singapore612 contributions
Special Chinese time
Feb 2018 • Couples
We feel connected with the Chinese here. The Malaysia Chinese are a refined folks. I like learning about the culture and religion here.
Written 13 January 2019
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01Elmartillo65
Austin, TX112 contributions
Great for History Buffs
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a neat museum showing the history of Chinese immigrants and their contributions to the unique cultural history of this area. Although not on the same scale as other museums, this was definitely worth my time since I enjoy history.
Written 28 October 2018
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Ricky R
Singapore69 contributions
Hidden Gem
Feb 2018 • Solo
Been to Johor so many times, until a stranger walk up to me and tell me there is a museum nearby. I went to check it out, very nice place to walk around and to learn more about the Chinese heritage in Johor Bahru in the early days.
Written 9 October 2018
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wendywombatine
Cologne, Germany283 contributions
Last monument standing
Sep 2018 • Couples
Strolling through the so-called „heritage district“ we stumbled across this small and pretty building. Surrounded by upcoming boomtown JB in its endeavour to match their close rival Singapore this little place gives you an insight on the beginnings of settling this area 100-150 years ago. Although it is Chinese history solely you get a good understanding of first settlers and their needs in this period when people tried to make a living in this jungle. Fascinating and also scary considering how much mankind changed the planet in so short a time.
Written 17 September 2018
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