Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, a unique place to visit in Kuala Lumpur near Imperial Lexis

Albeit located in the heart of the bustling Kuala Lumpur, the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman now stands as one of the finest and best-preserved examples of Malay vernacular architecture. This historic Malay house was constructed between 1910 and the early 1930s and owned by the local headman of Mukim Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu in Kedah. It was then rescued from the small village, relocated, and restored in 1996-1997 by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

Despite the urban surroundings, the house is surrounded by a traditional herb and heritage garden, boasting over 50 species of trees and plants of environmental, cultural, and historical significance to Malaysians.

Access to the inside of the house is available only by guided tours at scheduled times or by group tour booking between 10am to 4pm. For tour groups, advance booking is required.



Vector icon of a clock used at Imperial Lexis Kuala Lumpur  10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tue – Sat), Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Operating hours are subject to change without prior notice. Please refer to the official website for the latest information.