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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paddy Museum, Kedah

It is the first paddy museum
in Malaysia, and the fourth to be opened in the world after Japan, Germany and the Philippines.

It is located 10km from Alor Star city. you can go to the museum by taxi or car from the Alor Star city. If you are from the north-south highway, take the Alor Star Utara Interchange and follow the signboard heading to Paddy Museum.

The unique architecture of the Paddy Museum represents bushels of harvested rice stalks. Rice motifs are repeated throughout the building, on
staircase banisters, the museum gates and the fence surrounding it.

The museum showcases the paddy cultivation process in Malaysia and displays all kinds of tools and equipment which have been used in the trade over the years. Through beautiful murals, the art work of 60 artists from North Korea, the history of paddy cultivation in Malaysia is revealed.

It honours the history, culture and significance of paddy farming in Kedah and is dedicated to the hardworking and simple paddy farmers, whose blood, sweat and toil have contributed to the objective of achieving self sufficiency in the rice industry.

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