The Jalan Merdeka (Road To Independence) exhibition at Carcosa Seri Negara, which tells the history of the country’s journey to independence, will be extended until March 31.

Asian Heritage Museum Sdn Bhd chief executive officer K.K. Tan said it was originally held for a month since Sept 1 but at the request of many, the exhibition was extended until Dec 31.

“We decided to extend until March 31 to give the people an opportunity to appreciate the history of the country’s independence and to promote Carcosa as a national heritage building,” said Tan.

“So far, the exhibition has received more than 10,000 visitors including school pupils and the general public,” he added. Tan said the exhibition themed, “Traversing The Route Towards Independence” is about the history of the struggle for independence by the people of Malaya, to foster patriotism and unity especially among the young.

The exhibition is held in the historic building that witnessed the Malayan Constitution drafted from 1955 to 1957 and the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement signed by the Malay rulers on Aug 5, 1957.

The exhibition features more than 200 artefacts and a collection of historic photos on display.

At the core, the exhibition reflects the patriotic spirit of the Malayan society, comprising various ethnic groups, uniting under the leadership of its first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj in the struggle for independence from the British in 1957.

Carcosa also provides tour guide services to visit the exhibition which opens daily from 9am to 6pm. For more information, visit FB: Jalan1957 or Instagram @JalanMerdeka. – Bernama