Situated along Jalan Ampang, MATIC was once known as the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hall. Built in 1935, it was originally the ... More
Malaysia Tourism Centre
Situated along Jalan Ampang, MATIC was once known as the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hall. Built in 1935, it was originally the mansion of Eu Tong Seng, a wealthy planter and tin-miner. Many historical events took place in this ancient building, one of which was the installation of the country's first King. After being renovated in 1988, it now houses a one-stop information centre offering a wide range of facilities to assist tourists in planning a holiday in Malaysia. Apart from providing counter services, the complex also holds cultural performances and theatrical shows in the mini-auditorium.
As a Tourist Information Complex, the MATIC is lacking in terms of architectural aesthetics and design issues. A more modern and contemporary look should be created to entice more tourist to visit this centre, especially at the entrance, where the outdated signage lays. The logo design is pretty much dated, representing a very 80's look and feel. Malaysia (KL, etc.) is a modern country with architectural marvels and natural wonders all around, and somehow MATIC does not reflect these attributes appropriately at one glance. It does contradicts the Malaysian brand and how it appears to the tourist in other countries.
We found the staff at the centre most helpful. The Tiles around the area a slippery in the wet so make sure your shoes have good grip. Thank you to the wonderful staff that helped my brother inlaw out and out. They were kind and consideret. The Bus driver that assisted was an exceptional person. Their day tours around the city are very informative and I recommend to do them.
Situated in a beautiful old mansion, the MTC in Kuala Lumpur is a must visit for all visitors to the city.
Just around the corner from the Petronas Towers, I found the staff friendly and knowledgable. I also found all the information I needed. They even had info on Singapore!
Very Friendly and patient
Lots of brochures and
anything you need to ask
to help you get around KL
and the other tourist spots.
The site itself is like a
mini park. Must go before
you even go around and sight
the tourist centre holds free dance performances every tuesday and thursday so make sure to include them in ur itinery. other cultural programmes are also held regularly by the centre and latest schedule can be obtained from theri website.