MELAKA, July 9 (Bernama) -- Melaka has added another tourism product to its
list of attractions -- a private gallery of Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam.
The Mohd Ali Rustam Gallery in Bukit Katil here has about 20,000 exhibits,
including photographs of the chief minister during his school days.
Also housed in the gallery are the various souvenirs Mohd Ali has received
at functions he has attended as the chief minister.
Mohd Ali said the gallery, which was his old house situated on ancestral
land belonging to the family, opened its doors to the public yesterday. The
entrance fee is RM1.
"This gallery adds to the various tourism products in Melaka which has
definitely become one of the main tourist destinations in the world," he told
reporters after the launch of the gallery last night.
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Mohd Ali urged individuals, especially those in Melaka, who had historical
or interesting artifacts to open up galleries for the public.
Melaka is also home to the Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba Memorial, Melaka Chief
Minister''s Gallery and Cheng Ho Cultural Museum.
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