Samsung’s new app takes you on a virtual tour around Malaysia

Samsung’s new app takes you on a virtual tour around Malaysia

Be a 'Culture Explorer'

Text: Rachel Au

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How much do you know about our rich Malaysian culture? Let Culture Explorer show you

One of Malaysia's biggest pride is the rich heritage and culture available around the whole country but with busy schedules, modern technology and a heavy wanderlust, it's easy to forget that there's much to discover in our home. Whether it's for us locals or our friends from overseas, Samsung Malaysia Electronics have started a citizenship initiative called Culture.Connect to help join the bridges of both generations and communities through arts and culture, music, local delicacies, beautiful landscapes and historical landmarks. 

Part of the roll-out of the Culture.Connect programme is an app called Culture Explorer, which is Samsung's first location-based augmented reality application that allows users to learn about Malaysia's heritage. Consider it a virtual tour guide as it lets you explore interesting landmarks around the country with the most interesting and necessary information. 

Culture Explorer currently features the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and The Stadthuys - two legendary landmarks that hold the key to the humble beginnings of a country then known as 'Malaya'. Together with Samsung's partners - which includes Perbadanan Muzium Melaka, Petronas Twin Towers, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Galeri Diraja Tuanku Ja'afar - more historical sites and places of interests will soon be added to the app. 


Culture Explorer is now available for free on the Google Play Store.

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