Location: Jalan Dato' Onn
Established In: 1994
Highlights: Tunku's own collection of books and artifacts
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding trains, buses from the city.
As the title suggests, the Memorial was established in the cherished
memory of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the leader who freed the
nation from the colonial power with his determination. Sprawled in 3
hectares of well laid-out garden, the memorial was formally opened on
10th Nov' 1994. It represents the nation's gratitude towards the great
statesman. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial is situated along Jalan
Dato' Onn in Kuala Lumpur.
The Memorial features the Residency, flanked by two additional blocks.
However, the Residency was the official residence of the late Tunku
Rahman during his tenure as the first Chief Minister of Malaya and then,
as the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. One amongst the two new blocks
encompasses a rebuilt version of the leader's office, while the other
block houses the memorabilia and artifacts that give a picture of his
life and activities.
This permanent exhibition gives a valuable insight into the life of the
prodigy, whose resolve continues to inspire the present generation. The
exhibits consist of Tunku's collection of materials, mementos, books,
biographies, and letters. His cartoons, newspaper coverage and granite
display of the 'Proclamation of Independence' are also put on show.
Researchers, who are keen upon to study about the life and period of the
great leader, can have the privilege of viewing things from close and