P. Ramlee House
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.
Admission to the Memorial is free of charge and the opening hours
are as follows:
Monday - Closed except during school holidays
Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday - 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to 6.00
Saturday - Sunday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
(No photography allowed inside the P Ramlee House)
No 4A Jalan P.Ramlee