A very curious structure indeed.
The building is really beautiful in its simplicity.
Sometime during mid 2006, whilst doing research for Kelab Sultan Sulaiman project in Kampung Baru, KL, I went to several old towns one of which was Taiping, an obvious choice because of the significant number of pre war buildings that's still around. During a visit to the Taiping Club, recently restored by Lawrence Loh, to my great pleasure I discovered this unique structure, a small timber building supported on steel pillars. I haven't seen anything quite like this before and found this discovery to be truly enlightening as application of structural steel in a timber building such as this is not the norm during colonial times. The building to me is truly a beautiful piece of work.