Royal Malaysia Air Force Museum


The RMAF museum is a great place to take all small and big people interested in planes, helicopters and history of Malaysian military aviation. The place has a rather, ehem, nostalgic feel to it but you get to see planes and it’s free.

rafm girl and a plane

The museum is located inside the airbase in Sungai Besi, the location of the first international airport in Kuala Lumpur. Some of the planes are inside a hangar, others outside on the grassy field. Getting to play the pilot made the day for the chaps. I’m not sure if you can still get into this helicopter (according to this article only two of the planes are now open to public).

rafm cockpit

While I was concentrating on snapping photos of my little pilots, some people lived through their favourite war films. While not a top attraction, it’s a great stop for anyone mad about planes – or looking for a quirky backround to their photos. I even saw a local pop group filming a music video in front of the planes.

rafm cargo plane

As usual, it can be very hot so go prepared.

Royal Malaysia Airforce Museum
at the RMAF Base Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama
50460 Kuala Lumpur

Open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Open Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 5pm
Closed on Fridays

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