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Taken just a few minutes before my previous picture from the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Georgetown, here are three trishaws. I liked their nearly symetric positionning under the arches.

Built by Chinese tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze, this house was his favorite among all the ones he belonged in the late 19th century. When he left China to arrive in Penang, he was just working in a restaurant, cleaning the dishes. After marrying the rich owner's daughter and a couple of years, he had built a financial empire over south eastern Asia, with various activities. His motto was to be able to sell whatever people would need. He was also known as the Chinese Rockfeller...

Unlike most houses which were built in this era, he decided to give it a true traditional Chinese style to make sure nobody among his heirs would want to sell it. After extensive renovation works in the early 1990's, it's now a luxury hotel which can be visited twice a day.

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Additional Photos by Clement Le Flem (Timmok) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 240 W: 14 N: 107] (802)
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