It was left uninhabited since 20 years or so. The ruin was situated next to my alma mater Anglo Chinese School Teluk Intan (Formerly Anglo Chinese School.
I remember the last occupant of the dilapidated palace was the late late DYMM Sultan Idris Shah ll of Perak.(1924-1984)
He was the Raja muda then. (First in line to the throne)
It was a beehive of activity at that time with alot of going-ons night and day.
The late sultan was a good ruler and indeed a man with many vetsatile talents. I remember he was a good artist and a musician as well esp. The trumpet.
He sponsored many budding musicians and artists in Town.
He entertained alot too and feted the townsfolk with his music and food. The people loved him esp. the locals.
He knew many of them by name. And when he passed on he left a huge gap in their lives.
He always so well-dressed too fitting any occassion like 'Indiana Jones' when he went surveying flood scenes that ravaged the land.
He packed a colt 45 and dressed in jungle bashing.green that was reminiscence of the 'green berets. '