The Malaysia Tourism Centre (Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia) is a world-class one-stop tourist centre for foreign and local tourists through various services and facilities such as the tourist information counters, tourist police counters, internet access to tourism websites, ticketing reservations, restaurants and handicraft stores as well as cultural shows.
The Malaysia Tourism Centre (Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia) is located within a building in Kuala Lumpur, which is both an architectural and historical landmark. The main building was built in 1935 and served as the residence of a wealthy mining and rubber estate tycoon, Eu Tong Seng. Its architecture is typically colonial reflecting the era during which it was built.
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. Soon after, the new government of the Federation of Malaya (as Malaysia was then termed) 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). Opened to the public since mid-August 1989, MATIC offered a wide range of facilities and services to assist tourists in planning their holidays in Malaysia. It also enabled them to experience the essence of Malaysia within the Complex through the various cultural shows and demonstrations. On February 16, 2001, the name was changed and the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) or also known as Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia, was born.
Facilities and Services at MaTiC
- Tourist Information Counter
- Tourist Police Counter
- Malaysian Heritage Exhibition
- Access to Internet
- Malaysian Travel Business
- Karyaneka (Craft Shop)
- Money Changer
- Cultural Show
- Top Spinning Court
- “Batik” (Fabric Painting/Printing) Demonstration
- Souvenir Shop
- Coco Boutique
- Hop On Hop Off Bus
- Traxx FM Studio
Malaysia Tourism Information Centre Opening Hours
Tourism Information Counter Opening Hours
Daily from 8.00am – 10.00pm.
Administration Office Hours
Monday – Friday : 7.30am – 5.30pm
Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)
109, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +6(03)9235 4848 / +6(03)9235 4800
Fax : +6(03)2162 1149
Location Map of MaTiC – Malaysia Tourism Information Centre