The Holiday Home of the Last King of Setul

By Enzo Sim

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Segara Ninda.
Segara Ninda, the centuries-old Anglo-Malay mansion at the corner of Jalan Penang and Lebuh Farquhar, is a poignant reminder that a Malay king once ruled southern Siam. It belonged to Tengku Baharuddin bin Ku Meh, or Ku Din Ku Meh – the last king of Setul.Setul, at one time known as the Kingdom of Setul Mambang Segara, was a Malay kingdom established by the cadet branch of the Kedah royal house in the wake of a partition that took place...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.