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Just a 15 minute walk from one of KL’s glitziest malls you can enjoy a glimpse into Malaysia’s more traditional way of life at the beautiful Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman within the grounds of Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage Centre).

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Walking among the skyscrapers and colonial shopfronts in modern-day Kuala Lumpur it can be difficult to imagine what predated what you can see today, but a visit to the Heritage Centre will allow you to not just see the house but to also support an organisation doing great work across the country.

Intentionally low enough to make you duck your head—as a sign of respect—when entering. Photo taken in or around Heritage Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Intentionally low enough to make you duck your head—as a sign of respect—when entering. Photo: Stuart McDonald

If you’ve ever been to Jim Thompson’s House in Bangkok, the house here is a similar affair—a beautiful, fully restored wooden house, plucked from the northern reaches of the country and dropped into the centre of the metropolis. This is one of our favourite attractions in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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