Malaysia's and Penang’s first cultural centre with museum , art gallery, exhibition centre, restaurants, cafe, bar, and gift house.
straits & oriental museum
a lifestyle hub
celebrating history, food & a good story
Located at the iconic St. Jo’s building, the Straits & Oriental Museum ( SO Museum ) is geared to proudly be Penang’s first museum showcasing ancient shipwrecked ceramics from Cathay.
Documenting the splendour of porcelain and its significance to the ancient world. We have managed to secure authentic pieces that were painstakingly recovered from tedious maritime expeditions from well-known wrecks such as the Wanli, Turiang, Royal Nanhai, Nanyang, Xuande and Desaru. The museum will be divided into three sections which we will be discussing in detail.
Straits & Oriental Museum
Art & Cultural
History, Food &
A Good Story
through a unique combination of history, art, and food
Arts and Histories
Occupying the second floor of the St. Jo’s building and also part of the museum will be a conference and seasonal exhibition hall.
Penang's first museum & lifestyle hub to showcase artefacts recovered from various shipwrecks.
1st intergrated heritage & lifestyle museum in Malaysia
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by Louis Yoong
The exhibits are unique in that they will be the first of their kind to be on display in a permanent museum in the region.