Located in Kilim in the northeast of Langkawi, Galeria Perdana was established in 1955 by former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir. It houses the gifts, awards, and souvenirs he and his wife received from various statesmen and world leaders during this time in government. As such, this well-kept museum displays a rather unique collection of cultural and artistic items from all over the world.
The museum is divided into various sections. In one section, a gleaming collection of gemstones, musical instruments and other articles made from wood, glass, porcelain, and crystal are gathered. Another section is dedicated solely to the gifts given by political figures and members of the public to the former Prime Minister’s wife. One of the more extravagant gifts the couple received is a Formula 1 racing car, which is set amid a collection of bikes and cars in another section of the museum.
Galeria Perdana is location in Kilim, around 12 kilometers north of Kuah. Photography is not permitted inside the museum.