Sunday, 3 April 2016
Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)
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).
After his death in 1941, the building housed the War Office of the British Army (Malaya Command). When the British retreated from Kuala Lumpur it then became the headquarters for the Japanese Imperial Army for the rest of the Second World War. As the building is now surrounded by tower blocks it is hard for the imagination to conjure up images of what the atmosphere must have been like in 1941.
If you visit Kuala Lumpur don't miss this show. For more information on MaTiC visit http://www.matic.gov.my/en/