via The Star, 08 October 2020: Not some mysterious megaliths, but the foundations of a 19th century colonial house.
THE Taiping Heritage Society wants the 34 pillars of a former British assistant resident’s house, that are still standing in the town, to be restored as an attraction site.
Its president Yeap Thean Eng said the area located near the Taiping Lake Gardens should be revived as it held heritage value. He added that it was also a good tourist spot.
Yeap said the pillars used to support the former house of Captain Tristram Speedy, the then assistant resident of Larut in the late 19th century.
“The pillars look majestic and are a landmark in Taiping. It is a place of many good memories for the older generation there.
“Some folk even nicknamed them the Taiping Stonehenge,” he said.