Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

13 11 2009

This Memorial is located at Jalan Dato’ Onn near Bank Negara Malaysia. It was set up in honour of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister who was instrumental in bringing independence to Malaysia. The Residency Exhibition area used to be Tunku’s residence and office from 1956 to 1970 when he was the Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya and subsequently as Prime Minister of Malaysia. Tunku is also known as the Father of Independence.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Block A of the building shows the permanent display on Tunku’s Biography. Newspaper coverage of the late Tunku was also highlighted here. Block B cosnsists of a library with materials that relate to the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra as well as the collection of books and publications relating to Tunku.

Students, teachers, researchers and visitors will benefit by visiting this memorial in helping them to understand the life and times of Tunku.

Opening hours

Tuesdays-Sundays : 10am to 5:30pm

Fridays : 10am to 12:15pm, 3pm -5:30pm

The memorial is closed on Mondays except during public and school holidays.
Address

Jalan Dato’ Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6 03 2694 7277

Admission Fee

Admisson to the memorial is FREE.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

The script of the Proclamation of Independence by Tunku

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

The Cadillac Fleetwood 1959 used by Tunku at the compound of the memorial

Getting Here

The memorial is easily accessible to the public as it is located in the city centre. Take the KTM Komuter train to Bank Negara Station. The memorial is approximately 10-15 minutes walk away. Alternatively, take a taxi from the station as the weather can be quite hot and humid during the day.


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