Ngah Ibrahim's Fort

A visit to Ngah Ibrahim's Fort in Matang, Perak, will take you back over a hundred years of Taiping's historical past.

This colonial home holds a piece of exciting historical news about Taiping and Perak and is worth a visit for anyone wanting to learn more.

Ngah Ibrahim's Fort

This fort was once a simple home that was built back in 1858, according to historical records. Over the last century, this Taiping heritage building was used as a court, college and even a school before it was turned into a Malaysian heritage building.

Ngah Ibrahim's House Museum
The home is seen from outside the lawn area.

The compound looks like a typical old British colonial home with a huge garden and the house standing in the middle. Originally built as the home of Mr Ngah Ibrahim, and due to a political murder of J.W.W Birch, Ngah Ibrahim absconded to the Seychelles.

Ngah Ibrahim passed away in Singapore, and his body was initially buried there before his remains were brought back to his home and reburied here.

For more information, I recommend you visit this place to see, learn and understand what went down here. If I write everything here, there is no point in visiting this place, right?

Photos of Ngah Ibrahim's Fort

Info Kota Ngah Ibrahim
General information is on a Tourism Malaysia plaque.

Bilik Ngah Ibrahim
Things inside Ngah Ibrahim's room.

Interior Ngah Ibrahim's Fort
The interior o f theNgah Ibrahim'shouse.

Court at Ngah Ibrahim's Fort
A replica of the court hearing that happened inside the home of Ngah Ibrahim.

Malaysia National Treasure Taiping
This home is officially a national heritage building of Malaysia.

Kubur Ngah Ibrahim
Ngah Ibrahim's tomb.

Kota Ngah Ibrahim Jam Buka
A sign outside the house shows visiting hours.

Ngah Ibrahim's Fort

  • Address: Kampung Hujung Matang, 34750 Matang, Perak
  • Open: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM, 7 Days a week
  • Closed: 12.15 PM to 2.45 PM on Fridays
  • Website: Ngah Ibrahim Museum (Under the Museum Department)


Please take a look at some of my other articles on tourism in Perak. For those in the Taiping area, you can easily visit Ngah Ibrahim's Fort, which is only about six kilometres from Taiping town. Please make sure of the visiting hours before you go.

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