About This Attraction
Clueless about what to do in Malaysia ? Go to the historical MaTiC building.
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
Matic has a Karyaneka shop with a wide collection of rich items of handicrafts. Drop by if you are looking for high quality Malaysian batik, rattan baskets, blowpipes, Sarawak woodcarvings and Kelantanese silvercrafts.
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 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
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).
How To Get Here?
Get off at the Bukit Nenas station Monorail or KLCC Station Putra. Matic is a 12 minutes walk from both stations.
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.