Kuala Lumpur - Memorials
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial, located at Jalan Dato' Onn,
is dedicated to the memory of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, YTM
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
The late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra AI-Haj, who is also known as Malaysia's "Father of Independence" is a great leader and statesman instrumental in achieving independence for the nation from the British.
The memorial showcases the many aspects of Malaysia's first prime minister. It offers visitors a deeper insight into the life of a respected world leader and his legacy that continues to inspire the present. It also serves as a permanent custodian for all archival, museum and library materials of the Tunku as he was fondly called by Malaysian's.
The exhibition space of the memorial covers 120,000 sq. meters and has massive collection of museum items including the Tunku's archived materials, mementos, books and letters. The memorial provides extensive information about the Tunku and his achievements.
Visitors and researchers are able to view the materials on display and also conduct research into the life and times of this enigmatic statesman. Slide shows are held at the mini theatre.
The monument, which sits on 7.5 acres of landscaped garden, was the residence cum office of the late Tunku during histenure as prime minister.
Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2694 7277
Open: 10am - 5.30pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
Closed: Monday (except School Holidays and Public Holidays)
12.15pm - 2.45pm (Friday)