Oct 3, 2011

Petaling Jaya Museum

PJ Museum reopens
By Vijenthi Nair
Tuesday October 4, 2011

THE Petaling Jaya Museum has been reopened with more information, displays and facilities.

The improved facilities include research, reference, briefing rooms and WiFi services.

Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said the township was established more than 50 years ago and it was about time to treasure its history for the new generation.

Refurbished: The Petaling Jaya museum at Taman Jaya with WiFi services.
Refurbished: The museum at Taman Jaya with WiFi services.

"The museum first opened its doors in November 2007 functioning as a repository to collect and showcase items with historical value.

However, it was closed in December last year for renovations to improve the facilities.

"We are continuously looking for ways to upgrade the museum and attract more visitors.

About RM800,000 has been spent to upgrade the museum and we are willing to buy items of historical value from the public.

"Those donating the items will have their names displayed under the item.

"We also encourage the public to become members to enjoy 30% discount on merchandise and priority to take part in our activities.

"Upcoming activities include Malay poetry recitals," he said.

Healthy activities: Mohamad Roslan (in batik) showing the bicycles that can be rented in Taman Jaya.
Healthy activities: Mohamad Roslan (in batik) showing the
bicycles that can be rented in Taman Jaya.

He added that many trees around the museum and park were tagged with names for visitors to learn and identify different flora species.

The museum located in Taman Jaya has six galleries, displaying the history of the birth of Petaling Jaya and its administration from the olden days till now, hall of fame in memory of its previous leaders, the people and its development.

The museum is open from 9am to 5pm every day except on Fridays and public holidays. Admission is free. For more information call 03-7954 8122 or visit muziumpj.mbpj.gov.my.

MBPJ has also extended its services in the park by allocating three electric bicycles for rent for RM5 each for 30 minutes. Users have to pay a deposit of RM50.

The service, which started two months ago, is becoming popular. For more details, contact call 03-7958 2372. - StarMetro