Sunday, June 19, 2011

penang trip: toy musuem

Penang trip was between 4th June 2011 - 6th June 2011. Continuation from here , here and here.

Do you know that there is a Toy Musuem in Penang? I didn't. I only got to know about it when both my brother and a friend insisted that we should check that place out. I googled and found that it's the largest toy musuem in the world with 100,000 toys!

The place is fairly easy to find. Located at Jalan Tanjung Bunga, in front of Copthorne Orchid Hotel. We went after Botanical Garden and lunch.

After paying for tickets of RM8 per head, we went in. There were a LOT of figurines displayed. VERY impressive. The kids and my Hubs went crazy. They combed the area, aisle by aisle, oohing and ahhing. We heard many excited exclamations here and there by both kids and adults.

Ants... Peter Pan!Pokemon... Chinese orchestra The display shelves are 7 feet high, all filled with toys. There are more than 200 shelves in total, I think! Despite getting excited and all the raving reviews on the net, I was actually disappointed. I definitely give the musuem credit for collecting so many and quite complete sets of toys. However, the place was so poorly taken care of! It was dusty and dirty, with a strong musky smell. Although the toys were pretty cool, they were not well arranged and exhibited. Like this one here... does that look like a display to you? I can't help but got worried that the dust will pose harm to QQ's delicate lungs. We made the tour a quick one and once out of the place, I quickly gave her a puff of her Ventolin with lots of water. (sure enough, she was coughing that night, and developed fever and wheezing the next day :-().

Toy Musuem has so much potential... like a rough diamond. Given some planning and lots of clean up, I'm sure it'll be a shinning gem.

(Sorry for the multiple posts on Penang... I only managed to create short posts, and so they're many of them. Next and the last will be what we ate in Penang.)

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Broccoli Ginger said...

Ya. Heard very dusty. So dare not bring my kids go. :)

BoeyJoey said...

Didn't know it was dusty until we went there. By the time we went in, it was to late. QQ was mesmerised and didn't want to leave. We had to haul her out after her short tour.

Yang Yang said...

seem like u had lots of fun in penang. n yes, i agree with u bout the dust in there. :( pity qq. speedy recovery for qq.

Health Freak Mommy said...

The last time we were at Penang, we saw flyers on the Toy Museum but had no time to go. Perhaps you can let QQ wear a face mask the next time she enters similar places? I saw some very cute kids' face masks at 100 Yen Shop the other day.

A Mom's Diary said...

Wanted to visit this place the last time we were there but not enough time - hmm...looks like it's quite poorly maintained.

Mummy to QiQi said...

seriously i cannot imagine the work of wiping all the dust away from so many tiny toys. Poor QQ, really got to avoid such places in future :(

Uncle Lee said...

Hi BJ, I never knew nor heard of this....good that you mentioned. Its only thru informative blogs like yours I get to know of whats happening to a country I called home long ago.

Can see your boy had a good time. Love the pics.
I can imagine you enjoying the lovely Penang dishes.
Best regards.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

wow, interesting. didn't know there is a toy museum in penang. i know i'll be sneezing my head off if i was there :) poor QQ.

slavemom said...

Looked like Kungfu Panda was practising kungfu in that lil space till become so messy. LOL


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