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Hidden Heritage Building Gem in Bukit Bintang

We chanced upon this fully intact and preserved traditional malay wooden house transported and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Unparalleled chance to learn a little about traditional village life of Malaysia

A rare gem amidst the bustle of KL city. Go here if you have any interest at all in learning about... read more

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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, where it was restored and refurbished. It received an Honourable...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
+60 3-2144 9273
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon this fully intact and preserved traditional malay wooden house transported and built piece by piece from Kedah on our last day in KL, just a short walk from our hotel and was pleasantly surprised! Get a chance to relive how a traditional...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rare gem amidst the bustle of KL city. Go here if you have any interest at all in learning about how the Malays used to live outside of the cities. It will give you a view of life from a time in Malaysia when...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this traditional Malay house and museum during my recent stay in KL and was lucky enough to find this hidden gem amidst the modern high-rises that have been sprouting up all around it. It is definitely worth taking the tour that is offered...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

All Wooden (no nails) Typical Malay Style Village Headman's House/ Rumah Kampong Penghulu. Dismantled in the Country Transported & Rebuilt in Jalan Conway in the City Centre of KL.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

We highly recommend a visit to this traditional Malay house, which is surrounded by skyscrapers. This beautiful house was rescued from rural Malaysia were it was decaying, and was rebuilt in the city center of KL. With rising real estate prices, it is questionable how...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

What a nice surprise! A small traditional malaysian house between the skyscrappers in Bukit Bitang. The guided tours happen every day at 11 am and 3 pm. There is a video that tells the story of the house before. Our guide Alisson was very friendly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

I stumbled upon this by chance on TripAdvisor. The reviews sold it to me. I hope it does the same for anyone visiting KL. In the midst of brash , opulent hotels and glass monuments to consumerism lies a colonial building , and a very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank lakshmif2018
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent, informative and interesting tour of the house given by the guide (I think a daily tour only runs at 3pm so double check before going as the tour is a must). I would definitely recommend visiting this place during your stay at KL!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Having read the great reviews I was interested in visiting this place when family came over. It was a very pleasant experience and took you back in time to the village way of life in the past. It was amazing that the place was reconstructed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I am so glad I visited this place. The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly! She explained everything in so much detail and was open to answering any question I had. I would surely recommend this as a must do.

Date of experience: September 2018
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