Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee

December 10, 2009 at 7:10 am Leave a comment

A great artiste who was also a motivated director and song writer amongst many other talents, P. Ramlee was a name that pushed the growth of Malaysia’s music and film movement during the 50s. Until today, his films and songs are appreciated by younger generations and remain a favorite with the local majority. Because P. Ramlee was so innovatively special, the National Archive of Malaysia decided to renovate the home he used to live in and transform that into today’s Pustaka P.Ramlee Memorial Library (Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee).

Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee

Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee

This venerating move by the Government was officiated on 22 nd March 1986. The main objective of opening this memorial to locals and tourists is to commemorate the artistic work and contributions of the late P.Ramlee. The film industry in Malaysia was encouraged to further research in the areas and aspects of Malaysia’s arts and cultures.

The exhibits shown at the Pustaka P.Ramlee Memorial Library are displayed according to themes to allow for easy viewing and learning about the late P.Ramlee in a more personalized introduction. The 12 different themes available are:

  • A Brief Overview (Sepintas Lalu)
    Visitors are briefly introduced to the late P.Ramlee as an artiste who contributed greatly towards the film and music industry in Malaysia today.
  • Biography (Biografi)
    This section provides the chance for visitors to have a closer look at materials in-depth regarding his background and family.
  • Getting To Know P. Ramlee (Kenali P.Ramlee)
    A more intimate look at his schooling years, academic development and other activities he was involved in during his childhood years up to the time he became an artiste.
  • The Era of Awakening (Era Kebangkitan)
    These are P.Ramlee’s collected music works, as well as descriptions along the journey he traveled to become a singer, songwriter and famous musician.
  • Songs and Melody (Irama dan Lagu)
    Showcases his work in the music industry, as well as the many instruments P.Ramlee used to spark off his famed career.
  • The Film World (Dunia Filem)
    This film section introduces visitors to movies that P. Ramlee acted in as well as directed. Film clips that he was involved in are categorized and displayed according to the year they were filmed.
  • A Part of the Story (Secebis Kisah)
    Here are film shoots from behind-the-scenes where he acted and posed with filming equipment.
  • Awards (Anugerah)
    See proof of how proud P. Ramlee made Malaysia when he was internationally awarded at film festivals!
  • All My Life (Sepanjang Riwayatku)
    These are displays of P. Ramlee’s photos where he posed with Malaysia’s politicians as well as his local and foreign colleagues.
  • Making A Film (Bikin Filem)
    Shows photo displays of actual locations from film scenes where it involved actor stand-ins and P.Ramlee himself.
  • Al-Fatihah
    See photos taken during the late P.Ramlee’s funeral where people felt the huge loss of a great man.
  • The P.Ramlee I know (P.Ramlee yang Ku Kenali)
    View local artistes and former colleagues who commented on the sad passing of P. Ramlee and applauded his works.
Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee

Pustaka Peringatan P.Ramlee

The 12 detailed galleries showcases P. Ramlee’s life and his many talented works; reminiscing the 50s era where he added “color” to his music and films. The Pustaka P. Ramlee Memorial Library is open to visitors on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10am to 530pm, and on Fridays from 10am to 12pm, and 3pm to 530pm. The Memorial will open on exceptional days such as school and public holidays. Admission is free for all.


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