Sunday, 3 April 2016

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)

On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur I visited the Malaysian Tourism Centre building on Jalan Ampang as part of the research for the book-in-progress which is set in Malaya during WW2.

The MaTiC building is endowed with a rich and colourful past. It was built in the British Colonial styel in the 1930s to serve as the residence of a wealthy Chinese tycoon named Eu Tong Sen.  He was an influential businessman in Malaya who served as a vice-president of the Anti-Opium Society and a member of the Kinta Sanitary Board (Perak State).