Continued from Masjid (Mosque of) Tok Guru, Pulau Melaka .
Tidak jauh dari masjid, di tepi jalan besar berdekatan Sungai Pengkalan Datu terdapat bangunan kayu ini.
Not far from the mosque, besides the main road nearby Sungai (river of) Pengkalan Datu there exist this wooden building.
Melihat saiz dan ukirannya yang begitu teliti tidak mustahil ia sebuah istana.
Looking at its size and very delicate carvings it's not impossible that it is a palace.
In fact it is that which came across the mind immediately after looking at it. This must be an old palace...
Actually it is a restaurant for Malay cuisine.
Maybe it is a restaurant which was converted from an old palace?
Still the workers there told that this is a new building which was built a few years ago. Ah. How could the wood look old? Is it by using techniques to make new things look antique?
A few months later in Pahang I came across the restaurant owner who also turned out to be a carpenter and a woodcarver. He said the restaurant was built using wood from 100 old Malay traditional houses...