A friend of mine, on many occasions voiced out of his intention to build a so-called "istana hinggap" on his farm, which is quite some distance from his residence. Partly as a place to rest during his kebun time, partly as a preparation for his retirement days. Though he specifically mentioned the Terengganu old houses are his model of choice, l repeatly opposed that idea and suggested that the Melaka, N Sembilan or Muar traditional houses design shall be employed.
Was at Muar recently and came across this old, well maintained rumah pusaka. The "ohh, so nice" feeling was immediately felt... Maybe if l manage to get a few good shoots, l can convince that friend of mine.
Though not relevant, but l remember one old song...
"rumah tepi sawah, pakai langsir warna biru ( in this case, merah)...."