Listed in Sights
- 150 Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 603- 9235 4848 / 9235 4800
Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Opened to the public since 1989, the historical MaTiC building is the one-stop tourist centre in KL.
This tourist office has a restaurant, 24 hour police counter, tour agent, tourist info counter, money changer and ATM as well as daily cultural performances.
Operation Hours (Mon-Fri): 7.30 am – 5.30 pm
Tourist Information Counter: 8.00 am – 10.00 pm
Facilities at Matic
Karyaneka Shop The Karyaneka shop has a wide collection of rich items of handicraft reflecting Malaysia’s ethnic and cultural heritage. Drop by this shop to buy high quality Malaysian batik, rattan baskets, blowpipes, Sarawak woodcarvings and Kelantanese silvercrafts.
Information Counter This information counter is managed by experienced tourist assistants. You may ask for advice and tips on local tourist attractions, public transportation, accommodation and travel plan throughout your stay in Malaysia.
Cultural Show Cultural shows and traditional dance performances are held 4 days in a week.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday on 3.00pm – 3.45pm
Saturday on 8.30pm – 9.15pm in the Mini Auditorium .
This hall can accommodate 140 people and the entrance fee is only RM5.00 for adults and free for children below 12 years of age or group visitors.
Get off at the Bukit Nenas station Monorail or KLCC Station Putra. Matic is a 12 minutes walk from both stations.
By Bus RapidKL No 10, 49 and 49A and Metro Bus No. 195, 165 and 170 services the area. Get off either in front of the Saloma Theatre Restaurant or the embassy of Indonesia.
MATIC Building history
Built as a family residence in 1935 by a wealthy tin and rubber tycoon in Kuala Lumpur, this building originally sits on a 2.6 hectares of rambutan orchard.
The British government took over the building and transformed it into their military base at the start of World War Two. But it became the Japanese military base after the Japanese army overran Malaya. The British regained possession of the building after defeating Japan in 1945. From that moment, it served as the British garrison camp in Kuala Lumpur until 1956.
In February 24, 1948 the building again played host to an important historical event when the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya held its first meeting here.
The building has also been the venue for numerous historical events including the Malayan Parliament in 1959 and the Installation Ceremonies for several of Yang DiPertuan Agong (Malaysian Kings).