Wednesday, May 28, 2008


This is a sneak preview of an old palace once the abode of a reigning sultan and his consort, which thankfully is being conserved and restored. Surely there are lots of stories to tell about this treasure piece. Its architectural design and influence, its owner and inhabitants, usage through the years and what it will be after more than a century of eclipse and suddenly alive and facing the world again just as it was first born await to be told.
The two pictures below is an introduction to the story that will be unfolded as months come by culminating hopefully in its prestine origin.



Pak Non,
Hanya orang 'lama' sukakan yang lama2.
Orang 'baru' sudah lain ceritanya.

KotaStar said...

Pak Cha,
Samalah seperti kisah Sekolah Men Ibrahim yang sedang diusahakan. Yang ini sebenarnya kisah awal Sekolah Perempuan Kg Baru ( SM Asma) dan juga istana Che Sepachendera ( isteri pertama Sultan Abdul Halim) Menarik bukan? Sudah ada banyak bahan tapi ceritanya kemudian. (Esok kami ke KB ada kenduri kawin anak adik)

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Non

what a gem...kat mana tu?

KotaStar said...

Azizi dan Pak Cha,
Maaf Che Sepachendera ( isteri pertama Sultan Abdul Hamid ) grand father to Sultan Abdul Halim. Typing error in the earlier note.
Azizi I am sure you would appreciate. It is right in the city of Alor Star. I am not suprised you do not know about it. We ( AAArchitect)are in fact working with Badan Warisan Negara for its conservation. Will certainly describe as it progressed. BTW I believe yr are relieved now that you can get back to hitting the keyboard..


Pak Non and sdr Azizi,

Sayang saya tak pandai 'berkamera' macam tuan2 sekalian . Tak pe saya tulis saja . komputer pun baru belajar . Umpama buah cempadak di luar pagar .

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