Let me start a new Series on Things Up High. I am not sure if I am obsessed, but when I am back in Batu Pahat, I walked around Batu Pahat looking high up at the buildings. If you also do that like me, you will realise that many buildings in Batu Pahat have unique designs, symbols or motifs on the walls or roof.
Let me start by showing you Ban Cheong Goldsmith. You can see the this building stands out amongst her neighbours. It is a two in one instead of individual unit. (Though technically you can see two shops).
Taking a closer look, it is actually built in 1939.
I wonder is that suppose to be a flag pole, or just a decorative ornament.
If you are sharp enough, you will realise on the two corners, there are stone carvings of animals. That is a lion right? I wonder why lions?
Look at the motifs, look there’s even two hands that point to the name in the centre.
Well, if anyone knows more about this building or what the symbols or motifs mean, share with others here.