P. Ramlee’s House at No. 4A, Jalan P.Ramlee Pulau Pinang is the birthplace of the late P. Ramlee. The house was built in 1926 by his father and his uncle, Rejab bin Hussein. The house has been repaired by his uncle during the Japanese Occupation and once again in 1948. Today the house has been renovated and preserved for the third time by the National Archives of Malaysia. Although it is renovated, the house remains unchanged and still retains its original shape.
The conservation project on P.Ramlee’s House is an extension of the P.Ramlee Memorial in Kuala Lumpur. It is also the government’s effort in preserving the memory of P.Ramlee as Malaysia’s leading artiste. The P.Ramlee Memorial Commitee’s meeting on 22 November 1988 decided that his house should be restored and preserved. The house has undergone repairs and conservation, and hopefully it will become an historic place for visitors who wish to remember the Great Artiste himself. It also stands as a symbol of honour from the government in commemoration of the deeds of a great artiste to the nation.
The house has been carefully furnished, in order to present the likeness of the original setting that prevailed during the period of his youth. Various archival materials and items which relate to his early life are also on display.
The Hall (Arts and Sports)
Here we find the Late P. Ramlee’s artifacts as well as pictures of his involvement in the arts and sports.
In the bedroom is kept an iron berstead, a table and a mirror. These are things the late P. Ramlee used everyday. There is also a large metal chest where he kept the clothes to his family.
This area shows the original kitchen and utensils used the late P. Ramlee’s younger days.
The exterior section
There is kept under the house a bicycle of the type that was used by P. Ramlee. Most of the surrounding trees have been closely associated with the early life of P. Ramlee.
The nearest bus stop is along Caunter Hall Road (Jalan P. Ramlee). The bus stop is served by Rapid Penang bus 206. The house itself is located along Lintang P. Ramlee. It is about 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus stop.
Admission to the Memorial is free of charge and the opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Closed except during school holidays
Tuesday – Thursday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday – 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to 5.00pm
(No photography allowed inside the P Ramlee House)
Screening of P. Ramlee movies
Friday to Sunday – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Address P.Ramlee’s House:
No 4A Jalan P.Ramlee, Pulau Pinang.
Tel: +604 262 0202