to be honest i really dont know what to post lately..thats why i havent updated this blog much (besides practical & action research)..& the fact that my bestfriend Jay also been real quite in this blog since like forever (T_T) it makes me even lost! lol..pathetic..haha..so Jay, i really hope after this i will get to see another post from you in this blog..please please please..
so anyway, while i was just searchin around my fully loaded external hard disk (i mean seriously is fully loaded) to get rid off some stuff from the hard disk so i can get some more space (cause i just can't afford a new one right now), i came across to lots of my vacation pics which some are never published in facebook..lol..so then i thought, why not i use it as my new blog post material? so here's the first post, taken from end of last year vacation with my family..introducin to you, the Perak Royal Museum..
this museum which also known as Istana Kenangan (it's previous name
actually along with other names; lstana Tepas and Istana Lembah) is a
tribute to traditional building methods in Perak and was built
entirely of precious woods, without the use of either nails or plans
It was planned and built in 1926 after the great floods of 1926.
Shaped like a sword, the entire palace was built without a
blueprint (even cooler!). The walls are made of woven sliced
bamboo, and patterned in diamond motifs called the 'kelarai'.
roof is in the shape of the 5 ridges of a traditional Malay
and the ridge of a row of bananas - known as 'perabung 5 and
pisang sesikat'. The palace was completed in 1931 and set up
a temporary residence for Sultan Iskandar Shah (1918 - 1938,
30th Sultan of Perak) while the original royal palace or
negara was being torn down for the new Istana
Iskandariah..so i guess thats why this museum situated close to the Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar :)
& if you haven't noticed yet or maybe you just dont know, the
colour of the castle which is white, yellow & black actually
based on the Perak state flag..they do know how to pick such a royal
looking color combination huh :)
unfornately, during our visit, the museum/castle was closed with a
notice on the gate saying closed for renovation or something..so we
didnt manage to get inside..our bad cause my brother who did get inside
of the museum once about so long time ago said there's so much more
interesting stuff inside there..so i wish it will be open for public
again despite that the museum guardman said it was already closed for
so that's all for now..till the next post, ciao~
p/s: this pics actually already posted in my FB..lol..but whatever, still feelin to post about it ;p