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Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

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Address: 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
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+60 3-2144 9273
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Restored Malay house

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the preservation and conservation of the country's architectural heritage. Guided tours at RM10 per person... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. In a separate building, there is also an opportunity to seek out a gift of... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 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 is essential you have a guided tour which we had who was very knowledgeable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 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.

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Thank Ev_evn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 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

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Thank Amin E
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 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 here. There is a 10 minute or so video on the move which is worth... More 

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Thank Mike255100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had a private tour today of the lovingly renovated Malay house. Tours are at 11 and 3 pm. We just made sure that we were there at 3pm. Walk into the white house behind the main house to make your donation (10 rm per person) and let a guide know that you are there. The house tour was quite... More 

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is a traditional Malay house located just a short walk from KL Craft Complex within the Badan Warisan Malaysia area. I joined the guided tour at 11am and there was a minimum donation of RM10. Before the guided tour started, the guide let me to watch a short documentary video of the restoration process for the... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Excellent. Go there. Now. (But not on Sundays, it's closed). Guided tours are at 11am and and 3pm, you need to be there for those times - I don't think you can visit without the tour. A minimum donation of RM10 each is expected, but its well worth the small cost. What you get is a little oasis of history... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

This traditional Malay house is located opposite, across the street from The Royale Chulan hotel. You can only enter into the house at 11am and 3pm with the guided tour. Since I went there around 12:30pm, I only allowed to view the house and took some photos from the outside. I hope on the future they can place 1 staff... More 

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BadanWarisanMalaysia, Manager at Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, responded to this review

Hello Hisham, Thank you for your review. Because we operate a full time office, our guided tours are limited to 11am and 3pm, allowing internal staff to act as guides at these time slots. We do tours at different times as well, provided a booking inquiry is made in advance. Hope the above helps and thank you for your visit!... More 

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