Academic Heritage Museum

Preserving, collecting, conserving and exhibiting university and national treasures and heritage, which are valuable in recording the time span of global change in the form of past, present and present.

Determined to be a superior academic museum that preserves the legacy of excellence in knowledge, thinking, research and innovation of UKM scholars and scientists and makes it a reference, research, teaching and learning center that is distinguished in the national and international arena.


Sheikh Othman Sarawak Gallery

The Sheikh Othman Sarawak Chair is an initiative jointly established by UKM and the Islamic Council of Sarawak (MIS). His work began immediately after the success of the joint organisation of Nadwah Ulama Nusantara (NUN VIII) between UKM and MIS in Kuching on 23 to 25 October 2018. Most interestingly, the resolution of NUN VIII suggested the need for an Islamic scholarship chair to be established at IPT to deal with issues- issues related to civilization, progress and development of the Muslim community, especially for the state of Sarawak.

The Islamic scholarship chair was named the Sheikh Othman Sarawak Chair after the name of a prominent scholar who came from Bumi Kenyalang. The idea of ​​establishing an Islamic Scholarship Chair at IPT was finally read by the Chairman of the Sarawak Islamic Council, Datu Haji Misnu Haji Taha as one of the resolutions of NUN VIII 2018 at the Official Adjournment Ceremony of NUN VIII on Thursday 25 October 2018 corresponding to 16 Safar 1440H in front of Tuan His Excellency Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. The Sheikh Othman Sarawak Chair placed at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, UKM will carry out focused research activities on the SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF SARAWAK. This effort is seen to be in line with the 12th Malaysia Plan and the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022.


Tun Ahmad Sarji Collection

UKM Pro-Chancellor Tun Ahmad Sarji handed over his personal collection to UKM for the storage and reference of the public. That personal collection consists of  letters, minutes of meetings, gifts, historic photographs, posters and CDs he received during his service with the Government and the corporate sector. Tun Ahmad Sarji said he chose to place his collections at UKM because the university is an institution that appreciates the legacy.


Anatomy Museum

The Anatomy Museum is located on the 3rd floor of the Preclinical Building, next to the faculty’s pre-clinical library is part of a shared museum with the Pathology Museum. This museum was established as one of the department’s efforts to diversify teaching methods in addition to fostering self-learning. Among the collection of specimens on display is a collection of plastination and jar specimens. To facilitate learning, specimens are displayed according to the body system starting from the body system as a whole, hands, feet, respiratory system, urinary system, endocrine system, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, thorax, abdomen and others. Some of the jar specimens are also colored and labeled to make it easier for students to identify the parts involved.


Istana Puteri Bongsu

The Museum Department bought Istana Puteri Bongsu fulfils the needs of the Malay World Ethnology Museum. It was first renovated in 2002 and has been stored in the Lukut Museum for 5 years. 2006 it was rebuilt in Taman Pantun, UKM. Around the palace there are lush trees making the atmosphere peaceful and comfortable, it is better known as Laman Ilmu filled with 199 trees, while each tree is completed with a verse related to the tree. It consists of herbaceous, fruit and ornamental trees.

This house has a Kitchen Module and a Mother’s House Module that are connected to the clothesline which is also the original design of the Kelantan House known as Rumah Bujang. The characteristics of the houses of the nobles are different from the residences of ordinary people, where they differ in terms of the pillars of the mother’s house, where ordinary people’s houses have 12 pillars on the module of the mother’s house, while the residences of the nobles have 16 pillars on the module. In addition, the family home in Raja also has an entrance without stairs and the floor is 8-10 feet from the ground level which is equal to the height of an elephant. Such a design is not because they keep elephants under the house, but rather it is designed to make it easier for the residents of the house to enter the house after driving with the elephant without getting off the animal. This is actually to protect the dignity and status of those who are known as members of the royal family.

The carvings on the walls also consist of flora motifs which are synonymous with Kelantan carving motifs. It is a very charming and luxurious residence for the people of Kelantan in the 1800s. This house was built with a mortise method with few nails, it also uses wood from the Cengal and Berlian types which nowadays are very difficult to obtain due to the fact that this type of wood is expensive for people to buy. habit Cengal and Berlian are hard types of wood that take a long time to process, currently only the rich are able to build houses from this type of wood.

Istana Tengku Bongsu in Taman Pantun, UKM is now a reconstruction which is only 1/3 of its originality. Many parts were not built in 2006. Therefore, the authorities have planned for construction on a comprehensive scale to maintain the construction of this palace as it was before it was renovated in 2002.


ATMA Rare Collection

ATMA Rare collection is a Malay collection from the entire archipelago and the Malay-Polynesian world including the Malay Collection of Sri Lanka, South Africa, Surinam Malay Language Collection and rare materials in the Dutch language (information related to the Malay language and society in the 16th century)


Langkawi Research Center Gallery

The Langkawi Research Center (PPL) is located at Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Campus, Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. Langkawi Research Center is a focused center under UKM’s Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI), responsible for carrying out research and academic services related to integrated heritage conservation and geopark development.


Natural History Gallery

Geology Exhibition

The Geological Museum was launched in 1990. Since the establishment of the Geological Department in conjunction with the establishment of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia itself in 1970, efforts to develop this museum took time to complete, especially the collection of local mineral, rock and fossil samples. 

To date, the total number of samples collected is over 7000 samples covering the Geological Museum, Geological Gallery and Rock Archives.


Seed Bank Exhibition

Seed Bank of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKMSB) is one of the units under the Natural History Museum, Faculty of Technology Science. This unit serves as a conservation center and preservation of plant genetic resources such as paddy, fruits and vegetables in particular used in research in UKM.

This unit keeps various types of crop access including traditional varieties, wild varieties, modern cultivars and biakasonic droplets. To date, for paddy crops alone, UKMSB has more than 100 traditional varieties, 50 modern cultivars, and more than 600 droplets. Additionally, UKMSB also has over 25 chilli accesses, 30 salad access, 30 access tails, 10 nut access, and various vegetable access and other fruits. These accessories are obtained through research activities, field work and seed sharing with individuals / research institutions / education from within and outside the country.


Zoology Exhibition

Malaysian National University Zoological Museum is one of the units under the Museum of Natural History, Faculty of Science and Technology. The museum is also a collection center and a vertebrate specimen repository, where to date, the museum has reached 6000 specimens as a whole.

The zoological museum has a diverse and unique collection of specimens of marine life, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.These specimens are preserved since the 80s and there are also several specimens from the 70s, where these specimens are preserved using several curing methods such as curing methods in formalin and alcohol solution of ethanol, taxidermy, bone and diaphonized.

The Zoological Museum was established as a collection center collection of vertebrates specimens as a result of research by researchers and UKM students and as a reference center for researchers and people who are interested in biodiversity diversity.


Insects Exhibition

Centre for Insect Systematics (CIS) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is one of its kind in Southeast Asia. CIS is also one of the UKM’s centres of excellence. CIS was established in 1993 following the Agenda 21 of the Rio Declaration. Since its inception, the centre has collection of over 100,000 specimens, of which >120 are type specimens. CIS has its own world-circulated journal SERANGGA, which is dedicated to publication of research findings in insect systematics and diversity, particularly of Southeast Asia as well as other parts of the world.


Fieldwork Preliminary Study of Kuala Melaka River Rehabilitation for the Conservation of Fireflies for Tourism Purposes

Organized by: Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST-UKM) and Langkawi Research Center (PPL-UKM)

Date: 17 – 18 November 2021

Place: Sungai Kuala Melaka, Kg. Kuala Muda, Langkawi

Last November 17 and 18, a field work was carried out in Sg. Kuala Melaka, Kg. Kuala Muda, Langkawi, which used to be known as “River Park Langkawi”. This field work is a preliminary study of the rehabilitation of Sungai Kuala Melaka for the conservation of fireflies. This study includes identifying the species of fireflies that already exist, as well as the identification of vegetation types, which are model trees for the fireflies found in the location. The main purpose of this study is as a basis for development planning in Sungai Kuala Melaka where this “firefly viewing event” can be used as a new tourist attraction in Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark (LUGGp). The research experts involved are Prof. Associate Dr. Norela Sulaiman (Head of Bukit Fraser Research Center, UKM) and Dr. Shamsul Khamis (PPL-UKM Associate Fellow). Also assisting throughout the study were staff from the LADA Tourism Division and PPL-UKM.


Bat Research in the Langkawi Islands

Organized by : Langkawi Research Center (PPL)

 Date: 16 – 23 January 2016

Place: Langkawi Research Center (PPL) and around the Langkawi Islands

A bat research field work under the management of Dr. Juliana Senawi was held on 16 – 23 January 2016 in several islands around the Langkawi Islands. This research is a study for the Sustainable Development of Heritage Resources for the Well-being of Local Communities project (AP-2014-007). This research work for about a week aims to identify the bat and kluang species found in the Langkawi Islands. Some fog net traps have been installed on Dangli Island and Lalang Island which are identified as the home of the kluang kluang. Counting of kluang species is also recorded. In addition to Dangli Island and Lalang Island, several places around the Langkawi Islands have also been identified such as Tok Diang Cave, Pasir Dagang Cave and Dayang Bunting Bat Cave. This study was also assisted by UKM students, veterinarians and local tour guides.