For the little history, this house was first built in 1854, and was known as "Tyersall House". In 1860, a Malay sultan took over the property and the house was demolished. The new house, Istana Woodneuk ("istana" means "palace" in Malay) was built in 1890 and completed 2 years later. In 1905, it was badly burnt because of faulty electrical wiring. This house has been abandoned since 1907.
A few of my friends decided to check this place out. And it is really sad to see such a beautiful place being left in ruins.
Film: Sensia 200,Fujifilm Fujicolor NPS 160
Located within the grounds of the SIngapore Botanic Gardens
Quite a bit of walking and climbing before we found the eventual possible location of the house
The place was in the midst of deconstruction -- was about to be torn down.
A box hangs precariously from the second floor.
The surroundings was covered by sandhills and greenery.
It seems that there were other visitors to this place as well.
Istana Woodneuk in ruins.
The ceilings of the second floor has collapsed in, and so far, there's nothing left except a hive and wasps that has found a new home.