Walking along Jalan Rugayah, you can see this distinctly different building that is one of the few left in Batu Pahat. It’s some old government quarters.
Just beside the quarters, you will see a huge billboard covering up an old dilapidated building. Sis and I decided to find out more, and we pretended to be tourist. We went to the few shops opposite the ‘billboard building’ to ask the old uncles and aunties about the history.
They were already in their 60s or 70s and said they are too young to know the whole history. They have seen it all the time, they forgot it is there. haha… They said something about it being a place where rice was distributed or something.
Then after “he ping” (they were talking in a mix of Mandarin and Hokkien, He Ping = Merdeka) It was the ‘Bomba’ and then it was also the ‘Jabatan Telekom’. They said it was in a worse state and it is cleaner nowadays.
Well, current and previous residents of BP, if you or your relatives know more, let’s update or correct each other about the story of this place.
Some close up shots of the arches on top of the building. You can see this part it totally wrapped up by the roots of the trees.
An even more zoom in, you can see interesting words. What can you make out of this?
On another arch, you can see the word Garage on it.
It was a pleasant surprise that these words came out, while I was taking the photos, I did not really see these words until I got home and view it on the PC.