P Ramlee House

P Ramlee House information

Georgetown , Malaysia
Address
Street 4A Jln P Ramlee
Opening hours
09:00-18:00 Tue-Sun, closed from 12:00-15:00 Fri
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Lonely Planet review

Who would have guessed that this humble, and now thoroughly restored kampung house was the birthplace of Malaysia's biggest megastar, P Ramlee. Ramlee was particularly known for his singing voice and acted in and directed 66 films in his lifetime. No other Malaysian celebrity has ever reached the same iconic status. He died of a heart attack at the age of 44 in 1973.

Artefacts and photos are displayed in the main room, while the other areas of the house are furnished as they would have been when Ramlee grew up and are scattered with his personal items.