Having stayed several weeks in the "Sultans Villa" our living quarters was in this Basha. We where in that untill we were transfered to Kluang.Our Basha at Muar was on "Stilts" as it was very close to the Muar River which was subject to flooding. A "Basha" was constructed with wooden poles of about 2-4 inches in diameter, similar to the "Rustic" poles we can buy today from the Garden Centre, these were used for the main frame. The roof was made up from smaller diameter poles fitted verticaly with the "Palm leaf" thatch tied to these. The Palm leafs were split in half down the centre then tied to the vertical poles. The sides had a 6 inch gap at the bottom and about 15 inches at the top with a 18 inch roof overhang together with no doors so there was plenty of room for air to flow through.