A must-visit destination for artists who have contributed to the country's entertainment industry in the past.
P. Ramlee is also an accomplished director, singer, composer and producer. Despite all these accomplishments, the artist was reportedly penniless when he died of heart attack at the age of 44, in 1973. The P. Ramlee Memorial Library, also known as the P. Ramlee Memorial, is a must-visit destination for artists who have contributed to the country's entertainment industry in the past.
For anyone who is into the film industry or any of the arts, here you can find inspiration. More than just a memorial, the building where the P. Ramlee-related exhibition was held is also a bungalow that once housed the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee until his death in 1973. Spanning 7,200 square feet, the house is a tribute to P. Ramlee given by Shaw Brothers (a film production company).
Almost half a century after his demise, the man remains one of the country?s most iconic actors. His legacy lives on at the P. Ramlee Memorial in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. The site is actually the late actor?s home which he shared with his wife, the actress and singer Saloma. Today, the place has come under the care of the Government and is regarded as a beloved national heritage.
Established in 1986, the memorial is divided into various sections. Walk around and check out each sector which displays different aspects of P. Ramlee?s life, from his illustrious career to his personal relationships. Visitors will find an array of awards, musical instruments as well as film documents on display.
Old photographs will elicit nostalgia of P. Ramlee?s childhood and schooling days in Penang. For fans of his music, you would be able to see the dining room where P. Ramlee reportedly wrote many of his famous songs. For the romantics, a love letter written by Saloma to her husband is also on display. On the subject of P. Ramlee?s famous wife, be sure to check out all her glamorous photographs which showcase the fashion of the era.