Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, Kuala Lumpur

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#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Kuala Lumpur
Immerse yourself in Malay culture at Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, one of the oldest surviving Malay houses. True to Malay vernacular architecture, the house is made of dark wood and sits atop sound stilts with vented slats in the walls. Visitors can wander the interior on guided tours, or simply peek in from the outside. Below the house you'll spot a hand-carved canoe used in religious ceremonies with a bird's head carved into the prow. The tour kicks off with an informational video followed by the insight of a knowledgeable guide. Water, fans, and mosquito spray are all included with entrance--these items are considered necessities in the wilderness. See Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman and all Kuala Lumpur has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kuala Lumpur online travel planner .
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  • We new nothing about this place and stumbled across it on the way to the Malaysian craft centre . This place is absolutely beautiful and we were so glad to have seen the house . We were made so welcom...  more »
  • A highly recommended tour and experience for those looking for history within the modern built up structures of KL. Surrounded by modern high rise buildings this gem of a property is preserved to capt...  more »
  • a delightful and informative tour of a traditional Malay house. It's setting amongst the new skyscrapers of KL make it all the more special. Our guide spoke clear English and showed a deep knowledge o...  more »
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  • Traditional Malay house aged more than 100 years.
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