Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

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  • Address: 2, Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +603-21449273
  • Ticket Price: 10 MYR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Tour, Family And Kids, Heritage Building

About Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, Kuala Lumpur

Penghulu means ‘village headman’.

Traditional Malay style houses are rare enough today, especially around Kuala Lumpur, that it’s worth preserving the ones we do have. This particular headman’s house used to belong to Penghulu Abu Seman bin Nayan of Kedah. Upon his death, the house passed to his son, who in turn passed on without leaving a clear heir. The Heritage Trust of Malaysia found it, disassembled the house, brought it to Kuala Lumpur, and then put it back together.

Today, this grand wooden stilt house is best visited via the guided tour. You’ll be given a bug spray, a fan and a bottle of water for your ticket price. The guides are very knowledgeable and will answer almost any question you put to them. Under the house, you can check out the grand, hand-carved canoe. Want to spend a couple of days in this beautiful city? Follow this Kuala Lumpur itinerary 2 days.

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman Information

  • Can only be visited by pre-booked tours.

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tours are at 11am and 3pm.

How To reach Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman by Public Transport

  • U24 stop Star Hill Jalan Bukit Bintang
  • B114 stop RumahTemasek, Jalan Tun Razak

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  • 10.31% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman in their plan

  • 48.97% of people start their Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

91.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

People normally club together Din Tai Fung and KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway while planning their visit to Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman.

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  • There's only 2 times a day at 11 and 3. Beautiful old house with a rich history. Oh no was a wealthy man can a province near the Thai border , and he became a Village chief. Besides his old house there's also an old colonial house that they use as the office. Tour guide was informative, our guide spoke English well, very interesting unique postcards and and gift shop. This place is a must-see for architecture nerds. Ask why the pillars are square, and how many uses there are for staircases.

  • Just okay for some history knowledge. Be sure to confirm the guided tour time or else you have to take photo only from outside. One guide time is at 3:00 PM. The lady in charge was really helpful and nice. She told us many things about the place, even it was not the tour time.

  • Lovely house, tucked away among the skyscrapers. It's a traditional Malaysian house on stilts from the beginning of the 20th century. We could only see it from the outside as we came outside of the opening hours but it was still worth it. The lady working at the culture center here gave us a short tour which was really nice and informative. Worth the detour from the Petronas Towers!

  • Beautiful woodwork, but when we visited there was no one in the office so we could only wander around the outside.

  • Very informative! Wonderful guided tour of traditional Malaysia house.

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