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Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

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Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/xuSdTK4XeoI Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

Penang, Malaysia: Soaking in culture and history

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  Overview: Our visit to Malaysia kick started with a day trip to Penang. Penang is a small island in the Malay peninsula separated from the mainland by Penang bridge. We stayed in the southern part of the island where one can find lot of companies and commercial establishments. We started our trip with our visit to Penang National Park, which includes visits to small beaches by ferry and some unique rock formations. After that we proceeded towards Penang dam, followed by Tropical Spice Garden, which is a huge park showcasing variety of spices, rare plants and some methods to extract spices. Just opposite the Spice Garden there is a serene beach and is worth spending some time there. Next we went to Batu Ferringhi beach which is the most popular beach in Penang and is known for water sports and adventure activities. From the beach circuit our next attraction was Penang Hill. It is a steep climb of around 720 m and one can reach the summit on a hill train climbing slowly across the s