360° Virtual Tour of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

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Behind the scenes: the video shooting for the Rumah Penghulu Virtual Tour.

Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust) is proud to launch the 360° Virtual Tour of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, made possible by funding from Yayasan Sime Darby. We are very grateful for this kind support that enabled us to document and preserve our Heritage Asset as well as share this lovely traditional timber Malay house with people from all walks of life around Malaysia and the world.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ekuiti Nasional Berhad for sponsoring the restoration and repair programme of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman for the year 2022.

The virtual tour project began in early June this year and was completed in early December 2022. We aim to engage with our potential future visitors – both local and international – by bringing part of the traditional Malay house’s vernacular architectural and cultural experience into the comfort of their home, digitally. The virtual tour will allow visitors to experience a self-guided tour of our Rumah Penghulu and access information on selected display items.

With the official launch of this virtual tour, we hope to educate on items of architectural and cultural significance, the importance of a traditional Malay house as well as increase awareness and appreciation for Malaysian heritage.

Click to the link HERE to experience the virtual tour of the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman.

Click HERE to watch a video of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, located at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s headquarters at No. 2 Jalan Stonor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please check our website for visiting hours.

Virtual Tour Tips

  • There are two (2) language options – English and Bahasa Malaysia – for the tour narration. You may choose the language at the start of the tour.
  • Click on the white arrow to navigate around the house and move your cursor around to explore the 360° views of the house and each section.
  • Look for the ‘i’ icon in red for more information on selected display items.

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