Wednesday, December 22, 2010

istana hinggap

Originally this building was the residence for the British Officer. The British began to build this building in 1926. However, when Menteri Besar post was created in 1948, this building has been beautify and renovated to make YAB Menteri Besar Pahang official residence. Below were list of Menteri Besar Pahang believed to have stayed in this house :

Dato' Setia Wangsa Sir Mahmud bin Mat (MCS., OBE)
- 1 February 1948 to 1 February 1951

YAM. Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad Ibni Al Marhum Sultan Ahmad (CBE) - 1 February 1951 to 1 February 1955 /
- 15 June 1955 to 8 January 1957

Orang Kaya Indera Shah Bandar Dato' Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussien (MCS)
- 1 February 1955 to 15 June 1955

As in the list above, Menteri Besar resided the house until 1955. This was due to the transfer of Pahang State Capital from Kuala Lipis to Kuantan on the following year.

Among the historic event that has been carried out in this palace was Wedding Ceremony of KDYMM Sultan Pahang and KDYMM Tengku Ampuan Hajah Afzan binti Tengku Mohamad on 22 April 1954. According to some Village Chief' that we met, this palace is a symbol of King Sovereignty and National Unity. ( source and more pics click : MDL's page).

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