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LeConte's Woodmanston Rice Plantation & Botanical Garden : LeConte's Woodmanston Rice Plantation and Botanical Garden near Riceboro, Georgia - est. 1760 - Largest 18th Century Rice Plantation in Liberty County - please go to the website http://www.leconte-woodmanston.org

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Clinton County Courthouse : Clinton County Courthouse in Wilmington, Ohio, is a very well-built classic with a beautiful and grand interior which was renovated in the late1990's.  Construction began in 1915 with a budget of $300,000. and was dedicated in 1919 to much ceremony.  Quoting Wikipedia, "The courthouse somewhat resembles the old U.S. Capitol before the Civil War additions.  The rusticated foundation is hidden behind a balustrade that wraps around the entire structure.  The ground floor consists of smooth stone and arched windows, each with a decorative keystone.  The entrances are recessed by a small recessed portico with three large arches.  Above the entrances are four colossal Corinthian columns inside a recessed panel.  rectangular windows spread out on either side of this panel, lighting the various rooms within.  an entablature supports the flat roof and a balustrade lines the roof.  Instead of a typical dome, the building is crowned by a large dome containing a skylight illuminating the stained-glass window inside."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County_Courthouse_(Ohio)

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Inside Biltmore House, Asheville NC : These photos were taken inside Biltmore House and not all of them are in sharp focus.  The blurry and less than perfect photos are included just to have a view of those rooms anyway.  There was no flash and no tripod involved in any of the shots.  ISO was 800, and exposures average about 1/20 second, so I'm lucky to get good details in any of the photos at all.  Views of the estate building itself and the grounds were taken through windows so you will notice faint lines from window screens in those photos.  Photos of the exterior of Biltmore House are in a companion gallery.  Hope you enjoy this incomplete virtual tour of one of our National architectural treasures.

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Updated: Feb 23, 2012 5:07am PST

Biltmore House, Asheville : Biltmore House opened on Christmas Eve, 1895, after six years of construction by 100's of craftsmen.  A spur railroad was built to bring materials to the site including all the Indiana limestone used for veneer on the exterior of the house and walls everywhere else on the estate.  The original estate was approximately 125,000 acres and the first place in the US to practice forestry management (Gifford Pinchot was hired in 1892 to manage the forests of George Vanderbilt).  According to the Vanderbilt family, an entrance fee is charged not to make a profit but to preserve and restore this national treasure.  http://www.biltmore.com/

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Updated: Feb 17, 2012 1:13pm PST

First America : Discover First America St.Augustine
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 style="font-size: 10pt;">Photo
by Jimmy Chew<o:p></o:p></span></div>
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<u>Introduction<o:p></o:p></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">This
little write-up focuses only on the British Hill
Station remnants since the colonial era, the sole purpose of which is
to
'relive' the old days via archived documents. Perhaps another minor
purpose
might be that this document can help others who want to conduct a more
extensive study about Treacher's Hill or for those who wish to delve
further
into knowing Bukit Kutu, historically.<br>
<br>
There are existing blogs that enumerate the historical facts of this
interesting
hill but there are contradicting points further exacerbated by the
difficulty
of validation owing to lack of references to original sources. As a
result, it
is not certain exactly how many building structures were once on that
hill, and
how they were positioned, and more importantly, how the history was
accounted
for. However, this blog is not itself free from flaws and if one does
stumble
upon them, feel free to correct me. With limited resources at hand, not
a lot
about Bukit Kutu can be written up in long form but only attempting to
tie in
the sparse bits and pieces. This is merely a personal
findings/interpretations
from a distance.<br>
<br>
As to outdoor activities, they are already available on countless,
various
blogs, so nothing of that sort will be included in this one. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><br>
<u>The Beginning</u><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Many
who had been up the hill (including Yours Truly) would
without second thoughts take Bukit Kutu to be more of a mountain than a
hill,
basing on the terrains that apparently fulfil the characteristics of a
mountain
rather than a hill. In fact, the Selangor Gazette in Straits Times
Weekly Issue
(1893) labeled it as Gunong Kutu  (new spelling being
‘gunung’) before it adopted
also the hill label (The Straits Times 1896) a few years later. Hence,
it is
not incorrect for anyone to call the hill <i style="">Gunung</i>
Kutu if they so wish—just quote the Selangor Gazette! The official
name,
however, is Bukit Kutu. <br>
<br>
Bukit Kutu is also known as Treacher's Hill when William Hood Treacher
discovered the place in 1893 (New Straits Times 2003). Sir WH Treacher,
K.C.M.G. served as the British Resident of Selangor from 1892 till 1896
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hood_Treacher>.
The British Resident went for an inspection tour of Kuala Kubu District
from
the 2nd February until the 8th evening; during that period, his tour
included
Rawang, Serendah, Tanjong Malim, intervening villages and the
Menangkabau
agricultural settlement at Ulu Yam, and also spent one night at Gunong
Kutu and
had identified the latter as a possible site for a sanatorium (The
Singapore
Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 1893). The Selangor
Gazette was
quoted in Straits Times Weekly Issue (1893) to have an official report
on
Gunong Kutu that lists the advantages of this hill as a sanatorium
which
includes fair accessibility via the construction of a bridle road, good
spring
nearby the peak, and the cool temperature.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> </o:p>There
were a few instances where the hill was also once
known as Bukit Sekutu by the indigenous people. While the indigenous
people
vis-à-vis Bukit Kutu refers to the Temuan tribe (Antares 2006) and
which can be
verified easily, this is not the case with Bukit Sekutu. However, this
is not
intended to discount the possibility that the name does not exist—it
may well
be located deep inside the crevices of archives somewhere.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Kuala
Kubu<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Bukit
Kutu history is not complete without acknowledging the
closest town with a past of its own, so is worth a brief mention on two
accounts: (1) The town is surrounded and bordered by a few mountains
included Bukit
Kutu (Malaysian Townplan 2006) and (2) A strong history that affected
this town,
before the time of Bukit Kutu and Sir WH Treacher. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">So
just where and how far is Bukit Kutu away from Kuala Kubu
Baru (based on those days)? New Straits Times (2003) quotes: “The hill
located
at the western offshoot of the main range above the old Kuala Kubu
town.” The
main range mentioned therein refers to the mountainous range called the
Titiwangsa Range (or Banjaran Titiwangsa in Malay). Distance-wise, the
route
from Kuala Kubu Rest House to Bukit Kutu peak where the two bungalows
were located
took 8½ miles via the well graded path up the hill (The Singapore Free
Press
and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) (1923)). <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Kuala
Kubu was the town before the flood devastation that
took place in 1883. The dam burst on the evening of the 29<sup>th</sup>
October
at Ulu Selangor brought with it a wave of water 10 feet high and wiped
out the
village with resistless force and destroyed all but six houses and
drowned an
unknown number. Mr. Cecil Ranking, the Magistrate and Collector with
Kuala
Kubu, was among the drowned (The Straits Times 1883). The site of this
old town
after redevelopment is now known as Ampang Pecah (Broken Dam in
English; old
spelling Ampang Pechah) to commemorate the dam burst (Scrutineer 1933);
and
whereas a new township Kuala Kubu Baru was built nearby, following the
preparation of the new layout in 1924 (Department of Town and Planning:
Peninsular Malaysia n.d.) <br>
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 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Sanatorium</span></u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">With
a number of outdoor adventure
blogs that mentions “sanatorium”, at this juncture, there is a need to
clarify
the term sanatorium. As Wikipedia sufficiently explains it, sanatorium
can be
spelled as <i style="">sanitorium</i> or <i
 style="">sanitarium</i>, which implies they can be
used interchangeably. The discerned writer will want to distinguish
among them,
taking sanitarium to mean a kind of health resort and sanatorium as a
hospital
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatorium).
Sanatorium can also be taken to mean “place with an agreeable climate
(e.g.
hill-station in a hot country) to which invalids and others can resort,
i.e. a
health-station” (Oxford Dictionary of Architecture &
Landscaping, cited in
http://www.answers.com/topic/sanatorium). While most of
the archived
documents used the term sanatorium, there were instances where
different
spellings were used -- <i style="">sanitorium</i>
(Stevenson 1990) and <i style="">sanitarium</i>
(The
Straits Times 1896). In a nutshell, they bear subtle differences.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
first sanatorium was set up at Maxwell’s Hill (now
Maxwell Hill or Bukit Larut) in 1889 (Kathirithamby-Wells 2005)
although it is
not the first Hill Station in the then Malaya. More about hill stations
at the
next section. Whereas, the first hill station i.e. the oldest hill
station is Penang
Hill in the Penang Island. A documented ascent on the hill was in 1805
(Aiken
1987). Originally, Penang Hill was never planned as a site for treating
the
ills but to serve as a recuperative center or sanatorium (Aiken 1987).
However,
it never took off although the Government Surveyor had recommended
Penang Hill
as a possible site for a Government sanatorium (Central Coast Regional
Development Corporation n.d.). <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p><span
 style="text-decoration: none;"></span></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Hill
Stations<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">When
the hill stations were initially founded, they took the
format of “last name hill” with the apostrophe for example Treacher’s
Hill. So
the same style were applied to Fraser and Maxwell with the latter
having its
“’s” dropped in the later years, and except for Cameron Highlands which
do not
follow the same fashion. In the early records, the following names were
used:
Cameron’s Highlands (The Straits Time 1924) for Cameron Highlands, and
Maxwell’s Hill (The Straits Times 1919) for Maxwell Hill. The “’s”
after
“Fraser” remains to date. One can speculate that the evolution of names
has
somewhat to do with the convenience of pronunciation.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">What
is a hill station, by the way? While Wikipedia gives
some form of introduction on it, the description provided by Aiken
(1994) is by
far more enriching. It quotes, “Hill stations owed their origin, early
development, and widespread distribution to colonialism. Sometimes
called
"change-of-air stations" or "sanatoria," they were
specialized highland outposts of colonial settlement that initially
served as
health and recreation centers for civil servants, planters, miners, and
other
expatriate Europeans, or as strategic bases and cantonments. Generally
small
and isolated, always defiantly out of place, they were insular little
worlds
that symbolized European power and exclusiveness.” Aiken (1987) stated
that the
principal functions of hill stations were refuge and resort.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Sandwith
(The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1907,
p. 362) had stated “In some tropical dependencies of the British Empire
there
is as yet no definite health resort, and it is very much to be desired
that
Government should establish in every British Colony a hill station (as
in
India) or a seaside resort to which officials and others could go for a
short
change after illness or exhausting work, when it is impossible for them
to
proceed to Europe.” <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p><span
 style="text-decoration: none;"></span></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Treacher’s
Hill Sanatorium & Use<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
sanatorium in Treacher’s Hill was built and opened (The
Selangor Journal: Jottings Past and Present 1897) sometime in early
part of
1896. The Selangor Notes section dated 19<sup>th</sup> May
in Singapore Free
Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) (1896, p. 3), whilst
reported (but
sounded more like an announcement) that Selangor has a sanatorium and
that
hardly anyone knows about it with only some two dozen of visitors. It
went on
to remind the readers that at the top of Bukit Kutu is a pleasant
bungalow to
stay and “when so many Europeans in this State are requiring a change
of
climate.” William Thomas Cherry (1923, p. 48) in his book stated Bukit
Kutu has
a sanatorium. Later, Kathirithamby-Wells (2005, p. 156) also listed
Treacher’s
Hill as one of the other modest hill retreats that were developed by
the State
governments for the benefit of civil servants. <br>
<br>
<br>
<u>Evidences of Visits/Events/Discoveries/Dealings</u><br>
Many may want to know what had transpired whilst the sanatorium’s
existence.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">In
chronological order:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1896:
A.R.V. (Venning) wrote a column “In Praise of
Treacher’s Hill” to thank W.H. Treacher who instituted the sanitarium
(The
Straits Times 1896a).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1896:
“Mr. and Mrs. J. B. M. Leach, who returned from a
lengthy trip through Pahang a fornight ago, leave today for the
Sanatorium at
Bukit Kutu, and will entertain a small party of friends there (The
Straits
Times 1896b).”<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1899:
“Re the occupation of Sanatorium by Mrs. Fryer free of
charge.” (Arkib Negara Malaysia 2012a).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1901:
“As to the number of nights in 1900 the Bukit Kutu
Hill Station was occupied.” (Arkib Negara Malaysia 2012b)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1903:
“New species of mosquito found at Treacher’s Hill by
Dr. Daniels”. The species was named A. (for Anopheles) Treacheri, after
the
founder (The Straits Times 1903).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1905:
“Burn-Halkett, Warden of Mines of a protected Malay
state, had returned from a day’s excursion in the jungle.” (The Straits
Times
1905).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1913:
“The bungalow at Bukit Kutu, not far from Kuala Kubu,
is almost invariably always occupied” (The Straits Times 1913).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1926:
“Neither of the bungalows at BK is at present booked
for the month of June” (The Straits Times 1926).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1927:
“This was in 1927, when Mr. Mackenzie, riding the same
make of machine, completed the journey.” (The Straits Times 1930).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">1930:
“Neither of the bungalows at BK is at present booked
for the month of June” (The Straits Times 1930).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p><span
 style="text-decoration: none;"></span></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Modes
of Transport<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">One
wonders the form of transport that can lead to the peak for
the bungalows. Albeit a number of shortcuts made thru the jungle which
reduced
the distance by a mile and a half, the trails are still very rough and
have to
be traversed on foot. In one hike, the ladies were brought up in chairs
but
failed; in fact ponies were the best means to go up and down the hill
(The
Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) (1896)).
During
those days, coolies can be hired to carry one’s belongings.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">A.R.V.
(The Straits Times, 1896, p. 3) wrote, “A horse,
going at a walk, will take you there in from 2½ to 3 hours; while
ladies can
procure chairs in Kuala Kubu.”<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">In
The Straits Time (1914), contributor G. DE S. wrote, “It
is indeed a pity that a better road could not be made, since the hill
is such a
favourite resort.” <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">In
1930, Messrs. Rex Duncan and J.L. Ross reached the
topmost bungalow by riding on their 248 cc Matchless bikes on the
bridle trail.
In the same update, MacKenzie accomplished the feat on the same machine
in
1927. Duncan and Ross took four hours and ten minutes to reach the peak
(The
Straits Times 1930).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><u><o:p><br>
</o:p></u></span></p>
<u
 style="color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">
</span></u>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
Bungalows, Location, Notable Experiences & Photos<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
Bungalow:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">As
the term sanatorium loosely implies its use as a bungalow,
given that the sanatorium was treated mostly as a resort and although
it was
also intended to be used to house invalids, some documents especially
the later
ones refer to the buildings atop Bukit Kutu as bungalows. The aim to
deploy the
sanatorium for invalids was stated early as 1907 when Sandwith in his
article
contribution “Hill Stations and other Health Resorts in the British
Tropics” where
he quoted, “Invalids whom it is not necessary to transport to Europe
are sent
to… Bukit Kutu (Treacher’s Hill…, at most of which there are bungalows
for
Government officials” (The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
1907, p.
366). Sandwith later concluded that it is very much desired that there
should
be a hill station established in every British Colony so that officials
and
others can go there for a short change after illness or exhausting
work, when
going to Europe is so challenging and rather impossible.
Kathirithamby-Wells (2005,
p. 156) noted that “Other modest hill retreats (including Bukit Kutu)
were
developed by the State governments for the benefit of civil servants”
lends
gravity to the place being used as a resort.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
earliest description on the ambience of one of the
bungalows since its opening was: “The house is very comfortable, and
there are
good fire places in both the sitting rooms” (The Straits Times 1896, p.
3).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Undoubtedly
the best-described article on the bungalows, with
interiors mentioned, was noted in The Singapore Free Press and
Mercantile
Advertiser (1884-1942) (1923, p. 5) titled “BUKIT KUTU”, as follows: <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">“There
are two bungalows on the top.”; “There is a well
graded path up the hill, one bungalow being 8½ and the other 8¾ miles
from the
Kuala Kubu Rest House.”; “The two bungalows are very well built
buildings with
four roomy bed rooms, dressing rooms and bath rooms apiece as well as
good
sized living rooms. Each bedroom has 2 beds. A telephone connected with
the
Kuala Kubu Exchange, is fixed in each bungalow and there is no lack of
store
rooms etc. The Bungalows have recently been thoroughly overhauled and
present a
very trim appearance.”; “After 6 o’clock at night, a fire is very
necessary in
the sitting room and occasionally earlier on misty days.”; “There are
very good
walks and quite a fair tennis court although the upper court known as
The
Croquet Ground might be wirenetted in and used for Stump Cricket”; “A
party of
8 at either bungalow can have a most glorious time, varying the time
during day
by Tennis, stump-cricket or walks and by bridge, chess etc. at night.” <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">At
this point, one will surely pay attention to the hugeness
of the sanatorium that had courts for English games! <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"></span>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Location:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">This
next article gives a better pinpoint on the bungalow
locations. Again, as mentioned earlier, the words bungalow and
sanatorium were
used interchangeably. The article contributed by G. DE S. in The
Straits Times
(1914, p. 9) had the following quoted,<span style=""> 
</span>“The
bungalows are well situated, one overlooking the town of Kuala Kubu,
the other
a valley bounded on one side by hills innumerable, the Pahang ranges
meeting
those of Selangor at one end, and Perak at the other.” <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Hiking
and outdoor enthusiasts who had been to both sites at
Bukit Kutu can easily tell that the old chimney is located just below
the
highest point at the peak where the rock boulders are. Using very basic
navigational skills, one can view, either from the top of the boulder
or from
the left side by the larger boulder below, the North side is where the
less-visited and harder-terrained Gunung Semangkok is located and whose
sight
crosses the Sungai Selangor Dam, and a little bit of Kuala Kubu Baru
town
slightly towards North-West. This site housed the bungalow with chimney
that
has the view of “hills innumerable, the Pahang ranges”—the East or
mountains
view. See Figure 1 of the East-side bungalow. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">From
the deductions derived from the bridle paths and
ability of traverse by bikes, the trail is certainly not one entered
from Kg
Pertak (as there were parts of the trail that are steep and which can
only be
hiked on foot) but from Ampang Pecah, a less-known and traversed trail.
That
said, applying the directions, the “8½ mile” is the sanatorium and
further up
another quarter mile past the peak and immediately down is the “8¾
mile”
bungalow with chimney.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Another
10 minutes’ walk towards the West leads to the
sanatorium, i.e. the “one overlooking the town of Kuala Kubu”. This
sanatorium
presents the city view, a wider view in fact, and without the aid of a
telescope (provided at the sanatorium), Bukit Fraser, Pulau Pangkor,
Port
Swettenham and Morib are visible (The Singapore Free Press and
Mercantile
Advertiser (1884-1942) (1923) on a clear sky. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Experiences:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">A.R.V.
concluded in his correspondence title “In Praise of
Treacher’s Hill” (The Straits Times 1896, p. 3): “Altogether there are
great
capabilities in the site of this sanitarium, and given a fair provision
for its
upkeep and improvement, I feel sure that, in a year or two, it will be
much in
demand, and that the inhabitants of the State will bless Mr. Treacher
for the
benefit he conferred on them when he instituted it.”<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">This
by a KL correspondent in a literature style: “To escape
from Lotus Land we must go to the hills. I remember a storm on Bukit
Kutu which
was as wild as any winter’s night in England. The Valkyries were racing
over
the hills that night and we heard their shriekings as they swept past
the
little houses set on the summit of the mountain.” (The Straits Time
1933, p.
19).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Even
earlier, it was reported that “Burn-Halkett, Warden of
Mines of a protected Malay state, had returned from a day’s excursion
in the
jungle…”, “clad only in Malay sarong and kabayah, on a long Penang
chair in the
verandah of his bungalow”, “while patiently awaiting the advent of the
tea-tray, and idly watching the mists drifting around, and massing on,
the
summit of Bukit Kutu, a spur of the main Malayan range on the opposite
side of
the valley…” (The Straits Times 1905, p. 6). Given the viewpoint of
Malayan
range, this is the bungalow with the chimney at the flat ground before
the
boulder-peak from the Kg. Pertak route, with bungalow entrance facing
South—see
Figure 1.<o:p></o:p></span>
<br><br><p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Photos:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">While
recent, coloured photos are aplenty, old photos of
Bukit Kutu are not easily obtained or accessible. A documented
photography
effort by Frank Adam lists a total of 31 photos taken by him of Malay
Peninsula
(Adam 1907) with them indexed, whose purpose was to illustrate the
country’s sceneries,
and of which six relates to Bukit Kutu and surrounding mountains. A few
of
these archived photos can be viewed at the Royal Geographical Society
website <http://www.rgs.org>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Despite
the difficulties in locating any old photos, a blog
writer cum hiker, Shiek Eng Meng
<http://shiekblog.blogspot.com>, has had,
during a recent hike, the privilege of meeting up with an Englishman
whose grandparent
once stayed at the East-side bungalow. A set of four black-and-white
photos
were received from Mr. Tony Wright. With express permission granted,
the
photos, including those by Mr. Shiek, are displayed here, in exactly
the same
order as per his blog to retain the story continuity.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape
id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:300pt;
height:183.75pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'>
<v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\chewjimm\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.png"
o:title=""/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><img
 style="border: 0px solid ; width: 400px; height: 245px;"
 alt="East-side bungalow"
 src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v6mn71fTwac/TgqvHpckJ0I/AAAAAAAALLI/FclrU2ky5Ro/s400/Bungalow+1.jpg"
 v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1"><!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">Figure
<span style=""> </span>1: Photo of the
bungalow with Tony's
grandfather sitting in front ... see the steps going into the bungalow
and see
below the same steps as they remain today at the peak of Bukit Kutu
(Photo
contributed by Mr Tony Wright). (Shiek 2011)<span style=""> </span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""></span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> <img
 style="width: 400px; height: 224px;"
 alt="East-side bungalow stairs"
 src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dMIfx8gcZF0/TgqvKo_TP3I/AAAAAAAALLc/wdpZDYUEpIs/s400/stairs.jpg"></o:p></span>
</p>
<span
 style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Figure
2: Remnants of the steps at the main entrance of the bungalow. (Shiek
2011)<span style="">  <br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
</span><o:p></o:p></span>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p> <img
 style="width: 400px; height: 240px;"
 alt="East-side bungalow fireplace"
 src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rMccI8QAhtA/TgqvIfBGvtI/AAAAAAAALLM/rrLcGwuF6tE/s400/Bungalow+interior.jpg"></o:p></span></p>
<span
 style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Figure
3: This is the fireplace (chimney) of the bungalow as it was in the
1920s ... this is the iconic picture as today this chimney still remain
standing at the peak of Bukit Kutu (Photo contributed by Mr Tony
Wright). (Shiek
2011)<span style="">  </span><o:p></o:p></span>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1025"
type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:300pt;height:231.75pt;visibility:visible;
mso-wrap-style:square'>
<v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\chewjimm\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.png"
o:title=""/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span><img
 style="width: 400px; height: 309px;"
 alt="East-side bungalow chimney"
 src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8SccG1L4xqY/TgqvJquc2HI/AAAAAAAALLU/NE72vEdM93w/s400/chimney.jpg"></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">Figure
4: The chimney of the bungalow still standing as it is today. This
structure has become the setting of many group photos of people
visiting the
peak of Bukit Kutu today. </span><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">(Shiek
2011)<span style=""> </span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""> </span><span
 style=""><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:225pt;
height:300pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'>
<v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\chewjimm\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image004.png"
o:title=""/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span><img
 style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" alt="Chimney & Stairs"
 src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PA7jUuPrZ1Y/TgqysJEsXPI/AAAAAAAALLg/durQRnamjnE/s400/chimneystairs.jpg"></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">Figure
5: The chimney and the main entrance steps. </span><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">(Shiek
2011)<span style="">  </span><span
 style=""><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:300pt;
height:182.25pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'>
<v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\chewjimm\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image005.png"
o:title=""/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span><img
 style="width: 400px; height: 243px;"
 alt="East-side bungalow - another viewpoint"
 src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lCXqucdW-zQ/Tgq2TUORYBI/AAAAAAAALLk/jRs0EIgHLVA/s400/Bungalow_View.jpg"></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">Figure
6: Another old photo of the bungalow seen from behind of the big
rock at the peak of the Bukit Kutu (Photo contributed by Mr Tony
Wright). </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">(Shiek
2011)<span style="">  </span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style=""> 
</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><u><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">The
Demise<o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">Online
archival records on the demise of the bungalow and
sanatorium were hard to come by. New Straits Times (2003) reported they
were “destroyed
by the British Army during the Japanese Occupation to prevent them from
falling
into the hands of the invading army.” <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">For
many, the ruins seen today may not trigger a lot of
memories or the slightest recall of possible history but opportunities
for
photography and overnight camping. For those who lived long enough to
have known
this place, they are features of reminiscence. Unfortunate for
Treacher’s Hill,
it never survived to see the modern times, unlike Maxwell Hill, Penang
Hill,
Fraser’s Hill and Cameron Highlands.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="margin-bottom: 12pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;">So,
how about a sojourn to the past at Treacher’s Hill
bungalow?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><br
 style="page-break-before: always;" clear="all">
</span>
<br
 style="color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;">
<p
 style="color: rgb(255, 255, 204); font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><span
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<p
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