Perak Royal Museum, Kuala Kangsar

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The Istana Kenangan was a royal residence in Kuala Kangsar in Perak, Malaysia.
It was built in 1926 for Sultan Iskandar Shah by the Malay carpenter Enci Sepian from Bukit Mertajam, with the assistance of his sons Zainal Abidin and Ismail. The palace was previously known as the Valley Palace due to its location. The palace had been the official residence between 1931 and 1933. However, upon completion of Istana Iskandariah, the Istana Kenangan was used to host royal receptions and where the palace guests stayed. It today houses the Royal Museum of Perak.
It is two storeys high with the top floor consisting of the bedchamber, family bedrooms and a dining hall. The ground floor was once used as the official royal office where its original floor was made out of solid wood. The wooden floor however had been replaced by marble.
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  • Formerly a royal residence in Kuala Kangsar but currently the Royal Museum of Perak. A pretty building on its own and worth a stop for a couple of quick photos but beyond that its really nothing...  more »
  • This is a must visit in Kuala Kangsar. Entry is free, can be visited in less than half an hour. Enough time to read the small exhibition on the ground. Really great architecture. Colours are so...  more »

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