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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Historical Landmark

Young Readers...You know the locality of the present Istana Negara and the now under construction new Istana Negara. But have you heard of Istana Tetamu (Guest Palace) and it's whereabouts? I'm sure you're aware of an exlusive hotel somewhere in Tasik Perdana...Carcosa Seri Negara. Well...that was the former Istana Tetamu.

A brief history...The Carcosa mansion was built in 1896-1897 as the official residence of Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham, the first British High Commissioner in Malaya of the then Resident-General of the Federated Malay States. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

As fas as I'm concerned,  this mansion is a historical landmark because it was here, Istana Tetamu then, where I received my 'parchment' from Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mua'dzam Shah, Sultan Of Kedah, the acting King, on 12 April 1969.

 Receiving the parchment from Sultan Of Kedah

Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Artillery Corp (Pasukan Meriam)...

Signed by the 4th SPB Yang Dipertuan Agong, Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah (of Terengganu) and arwah Tun Abdul Razak, Defence Minister 

7 comments:

mangchikla said...

Uwaaa slim jim masa tuh. :D

Kamal Sanusi said...

Salam Tuan

Your posting really remind me on the where-about of my parchment.

Nak kena mencari le pulak...

basri bin omar said...

Salam Tuan!
Pernah p buat tinjauan untuk adakan Mess Night...juga bawa kawan2 dari UK melawat tempat bersejarah ni..saya maklumkan pada mereka Queen Elizabeth 2 pernah menginap disini semasa pembukaan SUKOM tahun 1998 dulu...mereka amat kagum!

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Dear Kamal,

I suggest you have a 'scrap book' like Lt Col Basri. He brought along his 'album' when he came over to see me and the members of the forum.

Saudara Basri,

Saya pasti ramai generasi muda tidak mengetahui sejarah Carcosa ini.

basri bin omar said...

Salam Tuan!
Salam Tuan!
Tk atas komplimen....bukan apa simpan Scrap Book untuk dokumenkan peristiwa sebagai rujukan pada anak2 dan cucu2(jika ada nnt)....Sejarah mungkin tak berulang sama..masa berlalu sebagai kenangan indah!
Corcosa kini di pulihara untuk menaikkan taraf lagi..moga2 Bangunan di pelihara dgn baik..satu bahan sejarah!

Kamal Sanusi said...

Salam Tuan

Good suggestion, Thanks.

Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Saudara Basri & Kamal,

Saya pun nak buat 'scrap book' untuk kenangan kisah dulu-dulu.