Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Architecture Of Old Penang

George Town is an old trading town on an island in the Malaysian state of Penang. What makes it special is its UNESCO historic district, unique in its plethora of old shophouses, art deco buildings and all around old-world Asian patina.

Typical row of distinct shophouses.

Art deco hotel, old Chinese sign.

Customize your shophouse as you wish. 

Mosque minaret. Shophouse ground floor interior.

Turquoise, strong choice.

The tile work is amazing, everywhere and unique. In this image, the wood is the shop threshold. Interior tiles on the left, exterior tiles to the right. And don't overlook other details, like intricate metalwork imitating Chinese lanterns.

Chinese temple interior.

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