The Laman Padi Rice Museum was built in 1998 at the edge of a fully-operating 14-acre paddy field to showcase the historical and cultural importance of traditional rice farming in the region. The main museum houses artifacts, tools and historical photos, but the farm is set up as a Living Museum for the preservation of traditional paddy-farming techniques. The museum conducts regular programmes to allow visitors to participate in these activities as part of LADA’s eco-tourism promotions.
The museum administrative unit is responsible for :
- Improving the quality and standards of the local farming community
- Establishing a Living Museum that demonstrates both traditional rice cultivation techniques and recent modern innovations
- Showcasing traditional rice farming practices and the lifestyle of paddy farmers as an agro-tourism package
- Improve the quality and standard of the farming community through the experience of traditional agricultural
The Rice Museum is a eco-tourism based product where culture and civilization of the Malay community in paddy cultivation activities are maintained and preserved for life. The Rice Museum completed and began operations in 1998. With an area covering 14:28 acre and cultivated area of 8.60 acres with natural villages. Various activities are maintained as a Living Museum to be inherited as a method to future generations.
Visitors can take in serene views of the paddy field from a multi-level gallery.