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P. Ramlee’s Birth House in Penang

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P. Ramlee’s birth house in Penang

This nipah-roofed house, located along a street now named Jalan P. Ramlee (formerly Caunter Hall), was where the late P. Ramlee (Ramli bin Puteh) was born on March 22, 1929.

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the house that was built in 1926

Launched on December 13, 1991, by the then Minister of Culture, Arts & Tourism, Y.B. Dato’ Sabbaruddin Chik, it is now a public gallery of the legend.

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public gallery

Although restored, the structure, design, layout and many of the house’s elements have been retained.

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documenting P. Ramlee’s development as a singer

Visitors to the house would be able to learn about P. Ramlee from the time he was born, his parents and his development as an all-round talent in those days.

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the bedroom of P. Ramlee’s parents

I’d say, anyone who is a fan of the artiste should visit the house, and go through the old photographs on display as classics P. Ramlee and those of his third wife, Saloma, play in the background.

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P. Ramlee’s Birth House
Add: Lot 2180, Jalan P. Ramlee, 10460 Penang.

Visiting hours:
Tues – Sun: 9am – 5.30pm
Fri: 9am – 12noon / 3pm – 5.30pm
*closed on Mondays except during public and school holidays

Admission: free-of-charge

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