Dec 28, 2017


THE Asian Heritage Museum Sdn Bhd (AHM) is pleased to announce a three-month extension of the Jalan Merdeka Exhibition at Carcosa & Seri Negara until 31 March, 2018, due to popular demand, clamoured by many who have yet to visit the retrospective display.

Jalan Merdeka, themed “Traversing the Routes Toward Independence”, is about the comprehensively diverse history of the people’s struggle for Merdeka, an exhibition geared towards invoking patriotism and drawing Malaysians towards national unity.

As a conscientious social enterprise, AHM organised this particular commemoration of Merdeka’s 60th anniversary for the first time in collaboration with relevant federal government agencies like Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Arkib Negara, Filem Negara and Finas, and in partnership with the New Straits Times Press. Several GLCs and private sector corporations and philanthropists also contributed funds or services in kind to this non-profit and national interest project.

Jalan Merdeka, launched on 31 August, 2017 by DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, uniquely showcased narratives not previously or widely disseminated, highlighting the role of two national heritage buildings on the road to Merdeka.

Carcosa was built after the establishment of the Federated Malay States in 1895 while Seri Negara was constructed in 1913 as a government guest house for visiting VIPs and our Rulers.

More importantly, Seri Negara was the venue where the Malayan Constitution was drafted from 1955 to 1957 and where the Federation of Malaya Agreements 1948 and 1957 were signed.

Public response, including from NGOs, the media and government agencies and ministries, which have visited Jalan Merdeka, has been awe-inspiring and highly positive.

Malaysians and foreign visitors are encouraged to visit Jalan Merdeka to appreciate how the patriotism and national unity-minded Malayans of all ethnic background – under the exceptional leadership of first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman – helped Malaya achieved Independence from Britain in August, 1957.

Upon request, we can provide a guide for group tours of Jalan Merdeka, open daily from 9am to 6pm. Entrance is still free.

Azmi Anshar
Media Associate, Asian Heritage Museum Sdn Bhd (AHM)
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