Interesting Places In Malaysia
The P.Ramlee Memorial or Pustaka Peringatan P Ramlee is located at the former residence of P. Ramlee at Taman P Ramlee (formerly Taman Furlong),Setapak in Kuala Lumpur. He lived with his wife Saloma and children until his death on 29 May 1973. Ask anyone in Malaysia of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee, and chances are you'll get references of his famous films ' Bujang Lapok', 'Madu Tiga' or even the funny 'Keluarga 69'. The late P. Ramlee was an extraordinary artiste; he was an actor, singer, composer and director.
The one storey bungalow was later acquired by the Malaysian Government as a national heritage. The memorial project was launched by Anwar Ibrahim, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport on 27 February 1984. Officially opened on 22 March 1986, it has collections of P.Ramlee's awards, clothes, musical equipment, documents, personal artefacts, photos and scenery from his old films. His old car Datsun Sunny 1200 (1971 model) with registration number BAD 3608 is parked outside the house.
Following a renovation in 2002, a mini cinema for viewing his films was demolished to make way for bigger display hall. Various P.Ramlee merchandise are also available for sale. The memorial is maintained by Arkib Negara Malaysia (Archive of Malaysia).