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Entry : Prior appointment needs to be taken if you wish to visit the mansion.

Tips :

  • You can halt at the driveway if you wish to admire the exterior of the heritage structure.
  • It is advisable to book a tour to Loke Mansion. While several tour companies organize visits to the mansion, they also give a deep insight into its history and other such aspects.

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Loke Mansion, Kuala Lumpur Overview

Originally owned by Malaysia's richest man, Loke Yew, the Loke Mansion is regarded as one of the most prestigious residences in Asia. Located in Jalan Medan Tuanku in Kuala Lumpur, the 11-acre mansion initially housed Loke's family. However, it is now occupied by the Cheang & Ariff law firm. The heritage structure is known for its unique architectural designs that boast of traditional Chinese cultures. Further, the grand entrance and antiques are also to look out for.

While Loke Yew adorned his mansion with Chinese architectural elements he also incorporated Moorish and European elements since he wanted his mansion to have a distinctive design. The architecture of the mansion is further inspired by the traditional Chinese feng shui practices which use energy to harmonize the environment. The Dutch-style gables, white louvre blinds and the red moongate adorned with calligraphy inscriptions further accentuate the beauty of the mansion. The backside of Loke Mansion is surrounded by a fish pond and willow trees which radiate the vibe of a Zen Garden.

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About Loke Yew

Loke's journey from rags to riches has inspired several people. The business tycoon, Loke Yew was a peasant's son who lived in China with his family. Loke left his home when he was just 13 and came to Singapore in search of a job. Further, he also changed his surname from Wong to Yew as he felt that the latter was more auspicious.

Loke Yew was not only a business tycoon but was also a philanthropist. He co-founded the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur and also donated a huge amount to various other charitable causes like the establishment of schools and hospitals for the underprivileged.

How to Reach Loke Mansion

KTM:  Alight at Medan Tuanku station and take the Jalan Sultan Ismail South Exit.

Bus: Bus numbers 100, 103 and 250 halt near the Loke Mansion.

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