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Address: No 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
Phone Number: +603 2144 9273
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is originally a village headman's residence...
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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Was very informative and interesting. The woman that did the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend if you have an hour or two to fill

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was very informative and interesting. The woman that did the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend if you have an hour or two to fill

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having seen something about this on a travel show we thought we would take a look at this example of preserved heritage. Had to work hard to find the location before we set off and even harder when we were almost there. Ended up walking a long way out of our way, only to find we had been 500 metres... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The house and its peripheral is a wealth of history and tradition of the Malays. Apart from my mum, the rest of us teens enjoyed the experience of a traditional Malay home very different from the current Malay kampong houses we see. The site is behind the Pavilion, opposite Royal Chulan, away from the city buzz which helped create the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As exploring Malaysia's culture, I came across this small compound with some native/old Malay houses standing. If you didn't join a tour you can not enter but of course you may take some photos outside. There's a small fee/donation as you enter the site. It is located on Jalan Stonor near/adjacent to the Royal Chulan hotel. Surely one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place is a must see gem of a traditional Malaysian house from the 1900's. It is truly beautiful and gives an insight into life in a traditional home of a village chief. It's slightly hidden away amongst the surrounding tall buildings that are all around - but do go and find it. Its just 10 minutes from the Twin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Guide had superb English and certainly knew her subject. They suggest a voluntary donation of 10MR but I would have gladly bought a ticket for triple that. We were given bug spray and a fan (as we were wandering through the gardens) and we were offered chilled water at the end of the tour (about 1hr). It's directly across the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was under the impression that tours were from 11am - 3pm. The tours are not between these times, but are only offered at these times. I wish their website said something to this effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Surrounded by tall modern buildings, this little gem of Malaysian history is a must see! The tour is short but we were free to wander through this amazing chief's house. The inside is filled with artifacts and furniture that would have been in a house like this in the early 1900s. The tour was 10 ringgit a person. I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Before i visited the place i heard so much of ah & oh from the hotel people that i was expecting much more. It does have historical relevance... it was a beautiful structure too... but i won't go out of my way to visit it again or ask advice anyone to. If you have nothing much to do in KL... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I never knew such place at the heart of KL until one fine day I have an awkward one hour to bring friends (from foreign country) to walk around. Location is convenient. Two introduction sessions (11am, 3 pm) to join. Informative, interesting, and relaxing. Even for a local like myself, who has been to the Malay friends' houses, who would... More 

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