The 99-Door Mansion (GPS: 5.17569, 100.45625) is an early 20th century estate manor in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai. According to the number on top of the house, it was built in 1917. The two-storey mansion has ten rooms and is said to have a total of ninety doors.
The 99-Door Mansion is located in the midst of Byram Estate (or perhaps Victoria Estate), an estate which began as a sugar cane plantation in the 19th century. Its actual name is most likely Caledonian House. Around 1880, a drop in the commodity prices of sugar compelled the estate to switch from sugar cane to rubber. In the 1960's, low commodity price for rubber forced another switch, to palm oil.
Side view of the 99-Door Mansion (26 May, 2010)
On my visit to the 99-Door Mansion, I found that it was empty. There are a couple of estate workers at the palm oil plantation. I spoke to them, and found out the date the mansion was built. I even saw an Astro dish. According to the estate worker, it belonged to the caretaker who used to live there.
There are a lot of broken furniture scattered throughout the house and refuse everywhere. The staircase to the upper floor is boarded up to prevent trespassers from going upstairs. There are grafitti on the walls all around the house. At the rear side of the house is a toilet, probably for the use of the caretaker.
The 99-Door Mansion actually looks more like a school than a residence. The rooms on either wings of the mansion appear like classrooms. In all likelihood, it might have been used as a school, a notion that still need to be researched.
Design on the Front Porch of the 99-Door Mansion (26 May, 2010)
How to reach the 99-Door Mansion
Leave the North-South Expressway Northern Route (E1) at Exit 156 (Jawi Interchange). After the toll plaza, turn left and go south along Federal Route 1. After the Nibong Tebal Steel Arch Bridge, exit Federal Route 1 and follow the exit ramp under the bridge. Enter the Nibong Tebal town, and then turn right down Jalan Ooi Kar Seng (P173). Follow this road. It makes a curve to the left at Hobe Food Industries. Continue for another 200 meters then stop the car. Enter the palm oil estate on your left, and you will find the 99-Door Mansion surrounded by the oil palms.
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