The Malaysia Tourism Centre was originally the home of Eu Tong Seng, a wealthy miner and planter. The colonial-style building miraculously survived the World War II and the Japanese Occupation.
In 1941, it briefly housed the war office of the British Army. However, when the Japanese invaded Malaya during the Second World War, it became the headquarters for the Japanese Imperial Army until the end of the war in 1945.
The MTC Building
Soon after, the new government of the Federation of Malaya claimed ownership of the building. A conference hall was added and named the Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall, in honour of YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj, the country’s first Prime Minister.
Since then, the Hall has become the venue for numerous historical events including the Malayan Parliament in 1959 and the Installation Ceremonies for several of Yang DiPertuan Agong (Malaysian Kings).
In 1988, the then Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism refurbished the main building, added two wings to the existing building and renamed it the Malaysia Tourist Information Complex (MATIC).
MATIC to MTC
The MTC was previously known as the Malaysia Tourist Information Complex (MATIC) but the name was changed to MTC on Feb 16, 2001.
There are many facilities available to you, the tourist! You can find:
- 24-hour tourist information centre
- Tourist Police counter
- Transnasional executive coach counter
- counter for booking domestic tour packages
- cultural shows
- traditional games
- batik demonstrations
- access to tourism websites, and
- Malaysia Truly Asia video presentation.
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How to get to the Malaysia Tourism Centre — MTC?
The Malaysia Tourism Centre is within a walking distance to the Petronas Twin Towers. It’s also located within the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur hotels such as the Renaissance and New World Hotels, Concorde, Crown Princess, Grand Maya, Sheraton Imperial, Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, Equatorial and Hotel Istana.
MTC Opening Hours
Weekdays: 7.30 am – 4.45 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.30 am – 1.15 pm
Malaysia Tourism Centre Map
MTC – Malaysia Tourism Centre Map & Location