Istana Raja Muda Lama (Palace of the Crown Prince) is located on Jalan Syed Abu Bakar, Teluk Intan, Perak and was the official residence of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Perak Darul Ridzuan. The first Crown Prince of Perak who took up residency here was the Raja Muda Abdul Aziz who was later installed as the 31st Sultan of Perak, HRH Sultan Abdul Aziz al-Mu’tasim Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa.

This palace was built in 1924 with the cost totalling approximately $27,000.00. Due to the palace being the official residence of the Crown Prince, Teluk Intan was then called the Royal Town of Teluk Intan. Deservingly, state functions and events was held here officially, including the official visit of then Governor General of Malaya, Sir Malcolm Macdonald who was feted with the pomp and pageantry along with an official luncheon with the Crown Prince.

One other official function that was hosted here was the wedding of Princess Aminah, the second daughter of the Crown Prince to Lieutenant Tengku Ibrahim, the second son of the Sultan of Pahang on 1st of August 1963 (HRH Tengku Ibrahim is now the Sultan of Pahang, and was crowned the 16th King of Malaysia on 30th July 2019). The wedding kicked of with a 15th gun salute signalling the beginning of the matrimony officiated by the Haji Abdul Kahar Bin Abdul Jabar, Qadi of Teluk Intan.

In its latter heyday, the palace was mostly used when His Royal Highness visited the Lower Perak District on official functions. The last Crown Prince who used the palace as his official residence was the late Raja Muda Perak Raja Muda Ahmad Siffuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar who passed on in 1987. In 1988, then Crown Prince Raja Dr.Nazrin Shah (current Sultan of Perak) moved his official residence to Istana Tamu (Royal Guest House) in Ipoh. Since that move, the Istana Raja Muda of Teluk Intan while located at the same location is no longer its old grand self and stands derelict.

References

  1. THE ISTANA RAJA MUDA IN TELUK INTAN, blog Sembang Kuala, 9 Jun 2009
  2. Istana Raja Muda Lama, Wikipedia
  3. The Singapore Free Press, 12 Jun 1947
  4. The Straits Times, 14 Julai 1955
  5. Berita Harian, 1 Ogos 1963
  6. The Straits Times, 31 Oktober 1963

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