MEDAN,JALANJALANAJA- Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Gallery is a museum inspired by Dr. H Rahmatsyah who has a love for nature and his intention to prevent the extinction of rare animals. This museum is located in Petisah Hulu Village, Medan Baru, Medan City.
Galeri Rahmat (Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery) is the only international standard gallery in Asia which has approximately 2000 collections of liar animal species originating from legal hunting with conservation and use that has been carried out by almost all countries, these animals are dead animals. gardens, presented from various countries and legally purchased” – this is an excerpt from the inscription that is plastered on the outer wall of the Rahmat Medan gallery.
What is said to be the first wildlife gallery in Southeast Asia, belongs to Rahmat Shah, a businessman and professional hunter. Rahmat is the first Indonesian to receive international awards and recognitions such as The Big Five Grand Slam Awards and the World Hunting Awards.
At the front of the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery room, there are several pieces of memorabilia or mementos displayed on tables and walls, next to part of the museum collection.
To the right of the memorabilia is The African Big Five, consisting of the Bull, Elephant, Cheetah, White Rhino and Lion. The African Big Five collection is one of the impressive displays in this museum. Cheetahs do not live in Indonesia, and most likely the White Rhino does not exist either.
Most of the preserved animals kept in this unique museum were collected by the owners from their hunting activities, using a world standard concept known as conservation by use. The standard was set as an effort to prevent extinction and to increase the population of wildlife in their natural habitat.
A number of liar deer with various types of beautiful forked antlers along with several types of bobcats. The collections are placed in a group called Pheasants of the world which are arranged very artistically.
The mountain goat with curved horns is in the collection of the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery mountain goat group. The arrangement of various animal collections in accordance with their habitat, as well as animal displays that are all original and in excellent condition are the main strengths of this museum.
That all the animals were already in a lifeless state would have been a pleasure to marvel at. But all living things will eventually die too, and keeping all these rare animals alive outside of their habitat would require a very large area and no small cost.
Various types of cat animals, both small and large, are in the Cats of the World collection. Tigers, leopards, cheetahs, lions and the like are wild animals whose survival has been severely pressured by rapid population growth and deforestation in many parts of the world.
In world hunting, it is said that the death of all animals has been regulated by the manager or owner of the hunting ground with due regard to conservation principles. That is roughly the justification for killing these animals by professional hunters.
There may be some truth to that, but killing creatures is not a good thing to be a hobby. This reminds me of fishing as a hobby, not to satisfy the needs of the stomach. Hurting critters, fish or whatever, just to indulge in a hobby and have fun, is a noble thing to do.
At the end of the room inside the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, I also had the chance to see the collection of The Night Safari, which was laid out like watching animal life in the forest at night. Interesting.
Facilities at Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
The problem of facilities at this tourist attraction is also quite complete, so tourists do not need to worry. Some of the facilities that you can take advantage of are:
This tourist attraction has provided a fairly large parking area to accommodate vehicles from visitors. The parking lot also has officers guarding it, so it's safe.
If in the middle of your adventure in this place it turns out that the time for prayer has entered, you who are Muslims can go directly to the prayer room to perform worship.
Canteen or cafe
Usually after some time around there you feel thirsty or even hungry. Well in this tourist attraction you can find a canteen selling snacks, food and drinks.
For those of you who want to spend the night, near this tourist attraction you can find several inns or hotels at affordable rates
which is quite cheap.
It feels like something is missing if we leave these museums and galleries without a souvenir. Fortunately there is a souvenir shop with various knick-knacks and merchandise that you can buy for your relatives at home.
This one facility is no less important. Luckily you can find it there.
Access Route to Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
- By air: Arriving at Kuala Namu Airport, you just continue the journey using a motorized vehicle with the route: Jl. Medan - Jl. Belmera - Patumbak - Jl. Sisingamangaraja - Jl. Rainbow - Jl. Brigadier General Katamso - Jl. Ir. H. Juanda - Jl. Jend Sudirman - Jl. S. Parman - Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
- By sea: Arriving at the Port of Belawan, you just continue the journey using a motorized vehicle with the route: Jl. R. Harbor - Jl. Belmera Toll Road - Tj. Mulia - Jl. Krakatoa - Jl. Quarantine - Jl. Yos Sudarso - Jl. H. Adam Malik - Jl. Gatot Subroto - Jl. S. Parman - Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
- By land : From the city center, you just have to follow the following route: Jl. Guru Patimpus - Jl. Gatot Subroto - Jl. Nibung Raya - Jl. Library - Jl. Mataram - Jl. Gajah Mada - Jl. S. Parman
Opening Hours and Admission to Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery
The opening hours of this attraction are every day, from 09.00 to 17.00 in the afternoon. Then the entrance ticket is a bit expensive, which is Rp. 50,000/person. -23