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Kedah Paddy Museum

It is the first paddy museum in Malaysia, and the fourth to be opened in the world after Japan, Germany and the Philippines.

The unique architecture of the Paddy Museum represents bushels of harvested rice stalks. Rice motifs are repeated throughout the building, on staircase banisters, the museum gates and the fence surrounding it.

The museum showcases the paddy cultivation process in Malaysia and displays all kinds of tools and equipment which have been used in the trade over the years. Through beautiful murals, the art work of 60 artists from North Korea, the history of paddy cultivation in Malaysia is revealed.

It honours the history, culture and significance of paddy farming in Kedah and is dedicated to the hardworking and simple paddy farmers, whose blood, sweat and toil have contributed to the objective of achieving self sufficiency in the rice industry.

Padi Museum consists of 2 main level.  The main features of Padi Museum is at 1st level, where it exhibits the different aspects of padi cultivation, pictures and painting of padi planting through the ages, tools that used, to information on cultivation and harvesting, as well as legends and taboos.


The spiral staircase leads up you to level 2 to the observation deck.  Is a revolving platform which will keep rotating you a round the level 2 so that you can admire the massive of 103 mural without moving an inch.  All the attractive panoramic murals are result of 60 artists from North Korea.

When you enter in level 2, you will immediate have the scene of the surround Gunung Keriang region unfolds in front of  you.  You just have to stand or find a seat to view through the murals. 

Open daily from 9am to 5pm. On Fridays it observes a 12.30-2.30pm recess.


Admission
is RM3 for adults and RM1 for children.  RM2 charges will impose if you bring in your camera to the gallery.


 

Gallery Paddy Museum