Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
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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. Access inside of the house are available only by guided tours at scheduled times or by group booking. Rumah Penghulu Guided Tours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11AM & 3PM Malaysian/Resident Adult 17 years & above: RM10 Student 7-16 years: RM5 Child under 7 years: Free Tourist Adult 17 years & above: RM20 Student 7-16 years: RM10 Child under 7 years: Free *New fees effective from 24 October 2023.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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pineapplefreddo
Perth, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed the opportunity to see and learn about this relocated village headman’s residence. Surrounded by skyscrapers, this is a fascinating glimpse into the past and a calming escape. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. A wonderful experience! Highly recommended.
Written 13 January 2024
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Neil S
Oxfordshire, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to see this lovely old malaysian house. The guided tour was really worth doing. There is also a craft shopping area just up the road.
Written 26 August 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,593 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Surrounded by modern skyscrapers, this small Malay cabin is a reminder of Kuala Lumpur's village root. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is a nicely maintained structure at the commercial heart of the Malaysian capital. Unfortunately there is only one guided tour Wednesday to Saturday and not much illustration is available.
Written 18 February 2023
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Mark R
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Recommend visiting this little oasis of history set amongst the towering high rise of KL. We joined the 3pm tour so we could go inside. Very much enjoyed the presentation by our guide on the design of the house and the family who lived there.
Written 9 November 2022
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Chan C
Melaka, Malaysia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This black shining house was built base on two thing on mind.One to avoid of monsoon rain flood by make it on highest ground up by rest on many pillar.Second it built for mobility- easy to move if needed, because on its time when moving that mean moving the whole house to the new location.Look at the base of this house was not fix permanent because for this matter.
Written 2 January 2022
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Peter B
Summer Hill, Australia605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The staff, members and especially the volunteers at the Badan Warisan Malaysia Heritage Centre should be proud of their efforts in the conservation and preservation of historic buildings and places in Malaysia.
Surrounded by large hotels and near the Craft Complex, this restored house deserves any recognition that comes their way and a few more visitors will hopefully help to pay the bills. It's only a short walk from the KLCC Park or Bukit Bintang.
The video of the restoration is well worth seeing but the star of the show is definitely the house on stilts built in three stages. The history of the house and the way it was designed to help the residents cope with the climate was very interesting.
Written 9 March 2020
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Hugo B
Subang Jaya, Malaysia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
It's so nice to have somewhere amidst this urban jungle of immense modernity that celebrates the tradition and heritage of the Malay culture.

Nestled in a road of high rise construction and massive hotels is this quaint traditional Malay house. They found it abandoned in Kedah state in North Malaysia but transported here to KL for its preservation.

Myself and two others were taken on a guided tour by a Malay woman around the house which used to be owned by a local chief in Kedah. The tour cost 10 ringgit and we were shown a video of its construction and transportation afterwards.

I would thoroughly recommend this attraction to those who want to see a different side of Malaysian culture in Kuala Lumpur.
Written 19 January 2020
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CoinsExplorer
London, UK296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Best Icon with its great Heritage and Traditional Living Explored in this Building or House, best attraction in Town.
Written 26 December 2019
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Eelvander
Washington DC, DC160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I got here too late for the tour but the archivist let me into the heritage society to see their exhibit of photos of the old rail system and let me take pictures of the exterior of the house. It was a peaceful reminder of times past. I wish the heritage society the very best in maintaining it
Written 14 December 2019
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isal2004
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This house has an amazing history. It was carefully dismantled, moved to K.L. and restored by an ngo which has applied to have it included into the National Heritage, to save it from developers. Located in a premium location, it will need help and voices to help this ngo preserve this jewel. Well worth the trip for those looking for traditional houses from Malaysia. Excellent guide! Closeby, about 100 m away, lies a tastefully designed craft center with quality items which truly represent the Malaysian expertise in weaving, painting, dagger craftmanship and furniture pieces, among others.
Written 3 December 2019
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