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Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 9273
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Hidden Treasure

We new nothing about this place and stumbled across it on the way to the Malaysian craft centre... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
susan f
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Insight into Malaysian history

A highly recommended tour and experience for those looking for history within the modern built up... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Jack C
London, United Kingdom
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The Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is originally a village headman's residence relocated from Kedah to the garden of the Badan Warisan Malaysia Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur in 1996-7 where it was restored and refurbished. Open by guided tours only, 11a.m. AND 3.00 p.m., Mondays to Saturday except on public holidays. Winner of an Honourable Mention in the 2000 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation & a Merit Award, 2003 ASEANTA Awards for Conservation.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 9273
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We new nothing about this place and stumbled across it on the way to the Malaysian craft centre . This place is absolutely beautiful and we were so glad to have seen the house . We were made so welcome by the staff and the...More

1  Thank susan f
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A highly recommended tour and experience for those looking for history within the modern built up structures of KL. Surrounded by modern high rise buildings this gem of a property is preserved to capture the traditional way of life. Our tour guide was very helpful...More

1  Thank Jack C
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

a delightful and informative tour of a traditional Malay house. It's setting amongst the new skyscrapers of KL make it all the more special. Our guide spoke clear English and showed a deep knowledge of the subject, she even supplied insect repellent and fans !...More

1  Thank JeroenSpeak
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

As I've wandered today in this big city, I've wanted to 'feel' what was here before the euro centric and Islamic influence. This precious place gave me a glimpse of it. One must time it to take a tour - mine was at 3pm. Being...More

2  Thank lightvision2015
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Located in Jalan Stonor, this is the highlight of the visit to Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage Trust). This restored Malay house which was originally located in Kedah, offers visitors an insight into the traditional way of life. It is part of ongoing efforts in...More

3  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 24 January 2017

A wonderfully restored traditional Malay House from the early 1900’s. A view within enables visitors to appreciate a step back in time, with traditional furnishings. Even externally, there are many sights to observe from traditional working items to the intricate carvings of the house itself....More

1  Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this attraction as we wanted to see and learn more about the Malaysian way of life in a traditional house. The main attraction is a house that has been salvaged and rebuilt as close as possible to its original state. It...More

4  Thank OTBCJon
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of city centre where surrounded by high rise building. A historical place where you can see the architecture of this place is built up many years back.

Thank Ev_evn
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Educational guided tour accompanying is with a video...if you are interested in Malay architecture or house life this is one place to start...I enjoyed the tour and content although it was brief

Thank Amin E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

As others have indicated, there is a MRY 10 donation for a tour which lasts about 30 minutes. These are at 11:00AM and 3:00PM so time your visit accordingly The old wooden house was transported a six hour drive from Northern Malaysia and then reassembled...More

Thank Mike255100
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