Museum Layang-Layang is a unique museum dedicated to the history and culture of kites in Malaysia and around the world. Located in Pasir Gudang, Johor, the museum showcases a variety of kites, from traditional Malay wau to modern and colorful designs. The museum also features exhibits on the science and art of kite making, as well as the role of kites in festivals and celebrations.
The ticket price for Museum Layang-Layang is RM 3 for adults and RM 1 for children and students. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
To get to Museum Layang-Layang, you can take a bus from Johor Bahru Sentral to Pasir Gudang Terminal, and then take a taxi or a Grab car to the museum. Alternatively, you can drive there by following the signs to Pasir Gudang Industrial Estate and then to Kite Museum.
At Museum Layang-Layang, you can see more than 200 kites on display, ranging from simple paper kites to elaborate and intricate ones. You can also learn about the different types of kites, such as fighter kites, stunt kites, box kites, and dragon kites. You can also watch videos on how kites are made and flown, and try your hand at making your own kite at the workshop area.
If you want to learn more about the Museum Layang-Layang and its collections, you can join one of the guided tours that are offered daily at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. The tours last for about an hour and are conducted in English or Malay. You can also book a private tour for groups of 10 or more by contacting the museum in advance.
Some tips for visiting Museum Layang-Layang are:
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as the museum is not air-conditioned and can get hot during the day.
- Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen if you plan to visit the outdoor kite flying area.
- Bring some snacks and drinks, as there are no cafes or restaurants nearby.
- Respect the exhibits and do not touch or damage them.
- Enjoy the experience and have fun!
Some prohibitions for visiting Museum Layang-Layang are:
- Do not bring any pets or animals into the museum.
- Do not smoke or vape inside or outside the museum.
- Do not litter or leave any rubbish behind.
- Do not take photos or videos without permission from the museum staff.
- Do not fly any kites that are not provided by the museum or that may pose a danger to others.