Sunday, 11 November 2012
Untold History : Unfortunate Case of Istana Semayam
It was reported that... there was another Istana at Istana Besar compound call "Istana Semayam".
Stone masonry, red clay roof, probably the same materials used during the construction of Istana Besar and Balai Cengkeh.
This is where the formidable Sultan Iskandar was borned. Prior to that, this Istana was the residence of HH Ibrahim until 1895.
in 1914 to 1942, the Istana was used as residence of British Governor General. It later reported that the Istana was heavily damaged by the retreating British army during WWII.
Now.. there were some plausible clue there... British army would not bomb their own Governor General residence.. isn't it??
Would it the Japanese army????.....
These Istana was razed to the ground, except strange "L" shape stairs that now stood in the middle of the field.
If you look back at behind the pages, you would found that the mirror image of this Istana was been built in San Francisco in 1934..
Similar in design, would it the same blueprint??? that for you to find out.