Old Bukit Chandan mansions: Baitul Aman

A panoramic view of Baitul Aman in the 1970's. Istana Selangor is seen to the right of the Flame Of The Forest tree. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) (Photo courtesy of Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar)

Baitul Aman in its empty derelict state prior to its fiery demise.

Baitul Aman was another mansion of Raja Harun Al Rashid ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris I, and was built for his second wife, Che Sareah binti Dato Ahmad, otherwise known as Che Ah. Like Baitul Anor, the name of the mansion was named after Raja Aman Shah (later Captain in the FMSVF), the eldest son of Raja Harun Al Rashid and Che Sareah.

This computer generated elevation shows what Baitul Aman would look like if it still stands today. (©2010 Kiki Marzuki Hassan)

Architecturally, Baitul Aman was described to be identical with Baitul Rahmah, another one of Raja Harun Al Rashid’s mansions on Bukit Chandan.

The Idris XI football team posing in front of Baitul Aman, c.1921. Raja Harun Al Rashid is seen in the photograph (middle, behind the trophy) as is Raja Aman Shah (fourth right).

Baitul Aman became unoccupied in later years and was sadly destroyed in a fire in 2006.

The remains of what was Baitul Aman. (Photo: Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar)

The charred remains of Baitul Aman is located on Jalan Raja Muda in Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar.

8 thoughts on “Old Bukit Chandan mansions: Baitul Aman

  1. Pingback: Old Bukit Chandan mansions: Baitul Rahmah « SembangKuala BLOG

  2. I have often wondered about those majestic houses during my 5 years in KK and then every time I would drive around Bukit Chandan.

    Thank you Sembangkuala. I truly find this site enjoyable and informative.

  3. saya agak sedih sangat, bila rumah dengan senibina begini boleh terbiar dan musnah begitu sahaja, saya merayu kpd pihak kerajaan negeri dan pihak berwajib supaya benar2 serius dalam memelihara rumah2 bersejarah sebegini, terutamanya di bandar kuala kangsar… kuala kangsar banyak bangunan yg bersejarah, tapi sayangnya, tidak dipulihara dan diselia dengan baik…

    • Salam, difahamkan bahawa rumah-rumah ini adalah milik individu maka agak susah untuk kerajaan negeri membuat baik pulihan melainkan kerajaan negeri sangup untuk membelinya.

  4. Baru tahu yg nama rumah ni Baitul Aman. Yang saya tahu daripada arwah opah(orang Bkt Chandan), tuan rumah ni mati kena bunuh masa tengah solat & kat dalam dia ada pelamin yang sangat cantik. Tapi entah macam mana boleh terbakar tu tak pasti pulak. Seingat saya masa tahun 90’an dulu, rumah ni masih ada, tapi terbiar je macam dlm gambar 2nd atas tu.

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