According to Orang Perak, there were a few NGOs and agencies attempting to promote this mansion as the next tourism hotspot. However, due to its poor condition, the high restoration cost might be the factor which puts it back into the shadows. This mansion was originally owned by Datuk Setia and he left the house when the Japanese attacked Malaya in 1941. The residents who have been staying there revealed that there was a cannon in front of the house but it has vanished, believing it was stolen.
This beautiful mansion was once the headquarters of the Japanese military and temporary police department. Later it was used as an Islamic school in 1980 and was left abandoned since 2004. We hope the Perak state government will restore this icon of Karai town, adding value to tourism.