Heritage Centre (Badan Warisan)

Fighting the good fight for Malaysia's heritage

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What we say: 4 stars

Housed in a restored 1920s colonial bungalow, Badan Warisan is one of Malaysia's most worthwhile, and unusual organisations.

In a country where hundreds of historic buildings are demolished every year in the name of progress, Badan Warisan has for years fought a lonely battle to save what built heritage is left.

The centre, including its revamped gift shop, is open every day except Sunday (10:00-17:30; 10 ringgit donation), with guided tours of the Rumah Penghulu, a restored Malay house from Kedah, at 11:00 and 15:00.

The Heritage Centre can be reached on foot easily from KLCC or Bukit Bintang, and can be combined with the nearby Craft Complex.

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2 Jalan Stonor
Last updated: 1st June, 2012

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  • Do aim for tour times (11am and 3pm)

    25th March, 2014

    I walked the 1.5km to get here, but didn't take notice of the tour times indicated above - which means I missed the tour.

    The wooden houses are closed outside of the tours, so you can only see them from the outside.

    If you're going to make the effort to go there, aim for the 11am and 3pm tours. (Donation of 10 ringgit still applies).

    (My rating is 5/10 only because I didn't actually get to see anything. It's not a reflection of the tour.)

    Heritage Centre (Badan Warisan) reviewed by busylizzy (6)
    Written on 25th March, 2014, rated 3 out of 5. Visited here in March, 2014

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