Galeria Perdana

Museum in Pulau Langkawi

Established by prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was born in Kedah and is credited with transforming the fortunes of Langkawi by granting it duty-free status, this museum displays the sort of gifts that get passed between heads of state (Formula One race cars, Ming vases painted with the prime minister's face – that sort of thing). The vast collection is well displayed in this elegant gallery with its magnificent, hand-painted ceilings. It’s located 12km north of Kuah.