KUALA LUMPUR (KL) - MALAYSIA CAPITAL

PLACES OF INTEREST : Memorials

 
 

TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA MEMORIAL

Jalan Dato? Onn

 

This memorial was established in honour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Malaysia?s first Prime Minister (1957 - 1970) fondly known as ?the Father of Independence?. He is best remembered for his role in gaining independence for the country. The memorial serves as a permanent custodian for all his archival, museum and library materials. Visitors can view the materials on display and conduct research into the life and times of this charismatic statesman.

 

Entrance: Free

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.30pm. Closed on Mondays and from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm on Fridays.

Tel: 03-2694 7277

 

Getting there:

Take the KTM Komuter train to the Bank Negara Station. The memorial is a 10-minute walk away.

 
 
 

TUN ABDUL RAZAK MEMORIAL

Sri Taman, Jalan Perdana

 

The memorial is housed within Sri Taman, once the residence of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia?s second Prime Minister (1970 - 1976). He was hailed as the ?Father of Development? for his role in the development of modern Malaysia. This historical building exhibits documents, library materials, personal belongings as well as the original furnishings. Of particular interest is the collection of gifts, mementos and souvenirs presented to him by leaders around the world. The memorial is situated close to the Bird Park, in the KL Lake Gardens.

 

Entrance: Free

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.30pm. Closed on Mondays and from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm on Fridays.

Tel: 03-2693 7740

 

Getting there:

Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to this memorial.

 
 
 

GALERIA SRI PERDANA

Jalan Damansara

 

Malaysia?s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (1981 ? 2003) is perhaps best known for his vision and foresight in accelerating the nation?s development. During his tenure, the nation experienced a quantum leap in its transformation into an industrialised nation. Sri Perdana was his official residence for 16 years before it was shifted to Putrajaya. It now houses his personal collections and artifacts.

 

Entrance: Free

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Mondays and from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm on Fridays.

Tel: 03-2072 0033

 

Getting there:

Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to this memorial.

 
 
 

NATIONAL MONUMENT

Jalan Parlimen

 

 

Situated overlooking the KL Lake Gardens, the huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Communist Insurgency in the 1950s. It was designed by Felix de Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial.

 

Getting there:

Take the KTM Komuter train to the Bank Negara Station. Taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the monument.

 
 
 

P.RAMLEE MEMORIAL

22, Jalan Dedap, Taman P.Ramlee

 

The late Tan Sri P.Ramlee - actor, director, singer and composer extraordinaire - was known for his invaluable contributions to the music and film industry. This memorial houses various exhibits and audio visual materials pertaining to his life and artistic achievements.

 

Entrance: Free

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.30pm. Closed on Mondays and from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm on Fridays.

Tel: 03-4023 1131

 

Getting there:

Take the STAR LRT to the Pekeliling Station. From here, taxis are the most convenient mode of transport to the memorial.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Memorials
KUALA LUMPUR (KL) - MALAYSIA CAPITAL