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Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra

This memorial was officially opened on 11 November 1994 by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in commemoration of Tunku’s services and contribution as the nation’s “Father Of Independence”. Tunku Abdul Rahman was the first Malaysian Prime Minister from 1957 to 1970.

These two buildings showcase the history of the Tunku, Tunku journey in gaining independence for Malaysia and a display of his personal collection such as books, illustration and biographies of Tunku and his late wife - Tun Sharifah Rodziah. Visitors can also view audio visuals through the mini theater.

The exterior of the building features two vintage cars used by Tunku while being Prime Minister. This car was also used during the reception ceremony for the arrival of the Merdeka Team from London on 20 Feb 1956 in Malacca.

Getting there:

  • From the hotel, take the Monorail from Bukit Bintang station and alight at KL Sentral. From KL Sentral, swap to the KTM line to Bank Negara (Batu Cave Line). The memorial is accessible within a 10-minute walk from the Bank Negara KTM train station.
  • By grab from the hotel to Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman the cost is around RM 10 (estimated time 15 – 20 minutes).

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday – Sunday (10:00am – 17:30pm)


  • Jalan Dato’ Onn, Kuala Lumpur 

Tel: 03 – 2694 7277

Ticket: Free

Article Contributed By: Ms. Nur Salwana, Front Desk Management Trainee

Picture credit to : Blogger Chempaka Aziz

Link : http://chempaka-aziz.blogspot.com/2010/12/memorial-tunku-abdul-rahmanmenyusuri.html