Sunday, February 9, 2014

Our Beautiful World Week 33 - Derelict

Every time we drove to Tanjung Malim for breakfast (when we visit my in-laws), I love to see this mansion. I imagined that in it's heydays, it must have been the most beautiful mansion housing fine porcelain, teak furniture, well-dressed madams, and maids running around when summoned. Better still, there could have been parties, dinners and many many celebrations to boot. Only the wealthy Chinese traders or British planters could have owned this mansion. Or it could have housed the Principal of the "Maktab Perguruan Sultan Idris" (Sultan Idris Teacher's Training College) then. Today, it stood abandoned with nothing but memories hidden behind those walls and waiting to be closed down for good.
This photo was taken in 2012 and it is very much treasured. Should the building be demolished, at least I have something to remember me by and I am sharing this for Week 33 challenge.
Mansion at Tanjung Malim

PS: This photo was featured for the week at our Beautiful world:
Thanks for linking up with us last week, we had some wonderful interpretation of the word "derelict".
Ros would like to showcase this one from Lili Sulastri, she lives in Malaysia. Awesome!!!!


  1. WOW!!! This must have been amazing!! I've only ever seen places like this in films. Oh I'm so happy that you shared this view in your country with us at Our Beautiful World!

  2. It really hurts to see such a beautiful building falling into ruin. I can imagine how exquisite it must have been in its heydays.

  3. It looks beautiful even now in it's present state of decay. I love to visit old buildings and imagine past occupants and their stuff......sometimes a smell or a feeling makes a connection!

    Thank you for sharing this.
    Best wishes,

  4. OH wow, perfect for this week's prompt, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

  5. Oh my Lilli it's sure is a beautiful old mansion and your recollections of what might have been did paint a picture for hold wonderful memories. Cheers and have a great week

  6. I can totally envision all those things too, it would be too sad to see it destroyed.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!