P.Ramlee House

  • Opening Hour

    Tuesday to Sunday:  10 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
    Closed on Monday (except school holiday and public holidays)

  • Location

    Lot 2180, Jalan P Ramlee, Taman Kampar, 10460 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Exploration Time

    1 hour

Brief Introduction

Located in George Town area. P. Ramlee House is the former home of iconic Malaysian actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer and movie producer, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee. Now a museum that celebrates his illustrious career in the Malayan film and music industry

History

Of Achenese descent, P. Ramlee’s name was originally Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh. His parents were Che’ Mah Hussein and Teuku Nyak Puteh bin Teuku Karim, a sailor. He changed it when he began his acting career.  He studied at the Penang Free School and got his big break in 1948 when a famous Malayan film director spotted him performing: his career skyrocketed after. Married three times, he died at the age of 45 of a heart attack and was buried at the Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery in KL. He was posthumously awarded the Malaysian honorific title Tan Sri in 1990.
Within the same compound of P. Ramlee House is the Kompleks Pustaka Warisan Seni, a performing arts complex capable of seating up to 300.

About P. Ramlee

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Putih, commonly known as P. Ramlee (22 March 1929 – 29 May 1973) was a Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. Due to his contributions to the movie and music industry and his literary work, he is often considered the icon of Malay entertainment in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Sumatra, Indonesia.

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