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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