Sunday, 10 March 2013

Penang Toy Museum

This time around, I headed over to Penang for a short trip with my friends. While we were there, we decided to drop by the Toy Museum, which is reputed to be the world's largest toy museum. Toys maybe children's best friend, but walking through the front doors is like stepping back into childhood. Young or old, anyone who steps in the toy museum is very likely to be awed and amazed by the huge collection of items there.

The World's Largest Toy Museum

Toys and action figures from all kinds of  movies, comic books and anime can be found there. I couldn't stop taking pictures in the toy museum, especially with my favourite action heroes, Ninja Turtles ! I had a really enjoyable time, looking at all the toys here.

Chilling out with Leonardo, from the Ninja Turtle

I also took the opportunity to pose with my all time super-hero Batman and also the main character from the movie Tomb Raider.

Hanging out with Batman


Posing with the main character of Tomb Raider

You might be wondering, how did the toy museum come about? Well, it all started when the proud owner, Loh Lean Cheng, went for a trip to the London Toy and Model Museum. He began his collection with a Popeye doll, bought in 1973, and from then his collections kept growing and growing. Now, he has a collection of over 110,000 toys, dolls and other collectibles.


Toy museum is opened : 10 am till 8.30 pm daily
Entry fees are : RM 10 (adults) and RM 6 (children)
Location : 1370, MK2, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang. Next to SJK(C) Eok Hua School.  


Characters from the movie Terminator

The loveable Lilo and Stitch

One of the most popular manga series of all time, Dragon Ball

While we were there, we even met some old friends there. Characters from varies movies like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, House of Horror and X-Men can all be found here. 

My friend and I standing next to Shrek

Po from the movie Kung Fu Panda

Characters from House of  Horror

Wolverine from the X- Men TV series

Besides that, one of the most valuble toys in the museum is this gundam robot from Japan. Standing almost as tall as myself, the 1.8m tall robot is a rare, limited edition toy acquired by this museum.
Gundam collectibles 
While I was there, I was awed by the pseudo Egyptian-style hieroglyphics and watercolor prints of the sphinx and pyramids of Giza, embellished on the facade of the toy museum. Even the urinals had been embellished and they look really cool. 


Really cool urinals !

Also not to forget, one of the most popular comic strips of all time, Garfield can be seen displayed here. I am sure everyone remembers Garfield the fat, lazy, sarcastic and lasagne lover cat; a classic that readers love.

Garfield originating from a comic strip
It was a really fun and unforgettable trip to the toy museum with my friends. For more informtion, you can check out their website http://www.penangtoymuseum.com/. This museum is a must visit for those who love collecting toys.

17 comments:

  1. nice story.. i like it. continue writing kay.. Gbu

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    1. thanks :) i will write more...haha

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  2. Reminds me of the magic tricks museum in seoul , very interesting and nice . Thanks for sharing .

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    1. seoul? must be really nice there.. :)

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  3. cool toys la.. wanna go penang

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  4. Cool urinals I think I should instal one in my house ..

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    1. haha..think its cool? yea shd install one :P

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  5. Wow...interesting museum in Penang! Din know there is such museum there.

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    1. yeah ..haha me too..didn't know about till a friend told me about the museum ;)

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  6. interesting place , must visit

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  7. You are one lucky guy to have visited the world's largest toy museum, and it looks like you have really enjoyed taking pictures with the toys and giant action figures. Thanks for specifying what time the museum will open, its entry fees, and the exact location.

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    1. you're welcome louise. I just love travelling and backpacking. I'll share my experience from time to time, so feel free to check my blog out :)

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  8. Toy Museum has moved to new location about a year ago.
    Go to www.penangtoymuseum.com for details

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    The uniqueness of Malay heritage collection focuses on its true identity through the exhibition of ancient Malay and religious manuscripts, high quality textile, household item and weaponry.

    http://www.sciencepark.upm.edu.my/public/edupark_location/malay_heritage_museum-4392

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