Islamic Civilisation Museum

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Got up a bit later today and walked to the Islamic Museum, which is attached to the Sabah Museum, so the one ticket gets you into all of their wings.  The Museum was quite interesting - a section of "deviant teachings" was quite interesting - explanations as to why certain beliefs and sects growing up out of mainstream Islam were not in keeping with the Muslim religion and why they should be stamped out.  Had some nice pieces, but a lot of it was replicas and photos of things that other museums hold.  Then walked around to the main complex to see the things we missed out on when we had our earlier city tour.  The petroleum gallery was being renovated so went into the art gallery and technology section (walked straight past the guard/ticket collector who somehow managed to be fast asleep, tilted back on his chair with mouth wide open, even in the midst of the racket coming from the area being renovated).  The art gallery featured an exhibition from a recent art competition and there was some really good work there, particularly from some of the young high school students.  Then walked through the Heritage Village which was interesting, but quite similar to what we'd seen in other places.  The section on the Borneo railway and the development of radio and television in Sabah was also quite good - pity the rail has been ripped up as it would have been an interesting tourist attraction.
Then just wandered back into town, getting some lunch and looking through the tourist tat shops.  Had a bit of a rest at the hotel, then walked down towards the waterfront again - second last night in KK.
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