The idea for Galeria Perdana was mooted by Prime Minister Yang
Amat Berhormat Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad.This unique
gallery was built to display and share with everyone the various
awards, souvenirs and gifts our Prime Minister and
his wife have received from world leaders, statesmen as well as
Malaysians during his tenure.
Adopting an oriental architectural design, the awe-inspiring building
displays the various exhibits in an ambience of harmony and creative
interaction. One section is devoted
to gifts made of wood, leather, crystal and lacquer, as well as
musical instruments and stone objects. Another section comprises
textiles, games, weaponry, ceramics, plaques and Islamic art.There
are also gifts of silver, copper, brass and pewter. There is even
an array of automobiles.
Some of the exhibits
are special awards received by the Prime Minister and his wife.
Take time to wander around the Galeria and read the footnotes
accompanying each exhibit.The extensive grounds around the building
are also very interesting as they are specially landscaped and
planted with local trees, shrubs and herbs.
9 pm to 6 pm (School /
Child under 12 years
Kilim, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel : (60) 4-959 1498
Fax : (60) 4-959 1819