dilapidated house costing more than 1 million ringgitOn my Malacca trip, there is a dilapidated house opposite the youth hostel where I was staying. Peter, my Malaccan friend, pointed it out to us on the way as we haeded for our afternoon tea.
Sensing this could be material for a blog post, the Filipino and Singaporean bloggers seized the opportunity to explore and take photos of this dilapidated house. My hubby and Peter waited a distance away.
It was chilly within the interior of the house despite the scorching 36 degree Celcius temperature outside. There was not a sound saved for our footsteps and chatter. No chirpings of birds or crickets, no stray dogs or cats making their homes here. Dead silence..
The structures of this huge house were still intact. I could image how grand and beautiful it looked in its heyday.
This house was sold to a Singaporean for more than a million ringgit (US$314,000). I wonder why the owner didn't restore it.
It was only after we emerged from the house that Peter told us it was HAUNTED! -_-
So, the house wasn't 'clean'! No wonder he stayed far away.
Peter showed us more old houses along the way, I was surprised to learn that many of them were bought over by Singaporeans. In fact there is one whole street of houses which are owned by Singaporeans. So smart of them! Why didn't I think of buying a house in this world heritage city!?
The Dutch Cemetery in Malacca
Visiting graveyards is rarely on my travel itinerary. But I thought the spirits occupying the dilapidated house would prefer to rest in this tranquil and clean Dutch Cemetery.
The Dutch Cemetery in Malacca was first used in the last quarter of the 17th century. 5 Dutch graves and 33 British graves lie within its compound. The cemetery was gazetted as a National Monument under the Antiquities Act 1976.