Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses. It was originally built early 1900 and located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, Kedah. It was owned by the local headman named Abu Seman, hence the name of the house. It was rescued, relocated and restored in Kuala Lumpur by Badan Warisan Malaysia.
Today, it stands as one of the finest remaining examples of Malay vernacular architecture. Located in the middle of the rows of skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, the house is surrounded by a traditional herb and heritage garden. The garden is a home to 50 species of local trees and plants.
The house is accessible by public transportation. The nearest station is KLCC LRT Station.
Image by: Badan Warisan Malaysia
Monday - Saturday (guided tour): 11.00 a.m and 3.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: close
Minimum donation of RM10 per person.
Hear From Others
In addition to home architecture, interiors, furnishings, equipment and surroundings, visitors can actually join many guided tours offered by many travel agencies in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy additional activities. These activities include activities for children, activity architecture by examining the architecture of the houses using a plan, a way of village life activities for adults as well as many others according to the available packages.
Ibrahim Mohd Noor
Roof tile. Interesting tidbit, you only have one person install the roof. The tiles, when wet, are bent around the person's thigh, meaning each tile has to be that exact size/curve. Multiple tile guys, mis-fitting tiles, leaky roof. Dining area. Since you sit on the floor, the windows are low, letting you see what's going on outside. All clever designs borne of experience.
James and Sarah Talalay