Captain Speedy’s Banglo at Larut

By |2009-09-06T15:05:11+08:00August 24th, 2009|Categories: Memories|Tags: |

This photograph of what is said to be Captain Speedy’s Bungalow was taken when the building was under restoration a few years ago. Does anyone know what it is used for now, assuming the renovation is finished?

Captain Speedy was born in Meerut, India, in 1836 and named Tristam Charles Swayer Speedy. He was appointed as the Superintendent of Police of Penang in 1871 before becoming the Perak Chief of Police in 1873, the year when he was tasked with quelling the war between two Chinese Triads who were fighting over who had the rights over the tin mines.

A c1875 picture of the bungalow may be found here.