Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, Kuala Lumpur
This memorial was established in honour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Malaysia's first Prime Minister ( 1957 - 1970 ) fondly known as ' the Father of Independence ( BAPA MALAYSIA ) '.He is best remembered for his role in gaining independence fot the country.Within the memorial, which occupies a 3ha piece of land, are a museum, an archive and library materials belonging to the Tunku.
This site was formerly the Tunku's residence and office during his term as Prime Minister.
Located next to the Lake Gardens, this memorial is dedicated to Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein. It was set up to preserve all the documents, library materials, personal belongings, and artefacts belonging or relating to the late Prime Minister. There is a uniquely personal touch in the entire exhibition. Starting with his favourite golf cart and speed boat, the exhibition leads up to his well-maintained bedroom and study room which are decked with original furnishings. Also on display are walking sticks - a special collection that represents one of Tun's favourite hobbies. The gifts, souvenirs and mementos that he received from titled and crowned heads from all over the world constitute a magnificent array of some of the world's finest works of art. Built in October 1961, the building known as Sri Taman was his official residence until his death in 1976.
Built in October 1961, the current Tun Abdul Razak Memorial used to be the official residence of Malaysia's second Prime Minister until his death in 1976. This house, known as Sri Taman , once the residence of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia's second Prime Minister ( 1970 - 1976 ). He was hailed as the ' Father of Development ' for his role in the development of modern Malaysia. This historical building exhibits documents, library materials , personal belongings as well as the original furnishings.
Not far away from the Orchid Park along the path out... u'll come across a majestic looking old home which is turned into a Memorial for the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and called the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial...
As soon as we exit the small deer park, on the right is the Tun Razak Memorial - he was our second Prime Minister...well the latest i hear they are also building another of such for our current PM who will retire in Oct 2003 after more than 2 decades serving.
Tun Razak died in office in the 1970s. There are some of his famous walking sticks, pipes his fav chair etc...but if you have lived during the era - you will enjoy this - otherwise you would just go in and out without understanding anything...i just saw some walking sticks some other memoribillia and not too bothered - my husband was there for an hour.....
Tun Razak was known as the Father of Development....he initiated Green Plan etc..
Such a nice view of the KL city - here you see in the distant our National Mosque - looks like origami folds!!! and a huge net...that is our bird park!