Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Serambi [Patio]...

After I retired in 1990 I decided to do some renovation to my house in Ampang Jaya. It just a small house that I bought in 1974 which at that time is considered as very far away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Only one road lead to this place in Ulu Kelang and that is the Ampang Road and the Ulu Kelang Road. To get there we take the road call Jalan Kolam Air Lama [Old Reservoir Road]. Now it is just five minutes away from the KLCC. I was happy to get that house and there our kids grows and now they too live in their own home in the vicinity as well. On the renovation works I wanted the house to be different with a touch of the Kampong [village] look thus I decided to do a Malay style patio or Serambi. For the major works I got a contractor who managed to translate my imagination into reality. Some of the woodwork I did it myself.  It is now my favourite place to sit down and while the times away. When friends comes a visiting they too seem to love to sit at the Serambi rather than in the sitting area of the house. At one corner of the patio is a garden that I call my Little Garden. I have a bird-feeder there and from time to time birds and squirrels as well other small animals come to feeds; it’s sort of an ecosystem by itself.  Above are some views of my Serambi.  

Have a nice day.

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