Without the bustle and lights surrounding the abandoned private residence, you would be forgiven for thinking this is one abandoned residence that has the potential to let your spine feel the shudders.
I am surprised i didn't give it a second look the last time i was at Asiatique The Waterfront but to be fair, i didn't have the luxury of time then, as i had in my recent trip.
A non-human-occupied house in need of a major structural overhaul should rightfully not generate much interest except for one anomaly that stands out.
The existence of an altar at the back, where it meets the throngs of visitors shopping in Asiatique's Warehouse 7. From far, i honestly thought it was a dumping ground and only took a closer look when Alex was browsing in one of the nearby shops.
Offerings, other than food and sugared drinks, include dresses and little statues performing traditional Thai dance. There's an even bigger statue of a female in Thai garb; drawing similarity to the famous Mae Nak Phra Khanong, a supposedly true story involving a female ghost. Was there a female ghost housed within the residence?
I didn't get to check with the stall holders this time but according to a sign outside the heritage house, it was built in 1912 and is currently under renovation to be another landmark of Asiatique! Guess it would be a museum showcasing the area's past as major docking area.