Mr. Lim, his son, a Malay friend, Harun and I made a short trip to Johor Bahru's Danga Bay, JB's famous water-front to look at Malay houses and architecture just to get some idea for his proposed houses on his 2.5 acre site. The tourist attraction features house designs from the various districts of Johor, although for the life of me, I can't tell a Batu Pahat Malay house from a Johor Bahru Malay house. I am sure there are major differences; we just didn't have the time to look close enough.
We also spotted some quaint stuff on display. Below are nyonya rattan baskets (I think).