Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chinatown shophouses (2)




More photos of shophouses in Chinatown. These shophouses had a long history and had been here since the British Rules. Many had been restored and renovated. Some are used as shops and restaurants while some are used as offices. The one above with the red windows is a chinese restaurant called Yum Cha, selling "dim sum".

11 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Great angle, especially on the first shot.

We're practically neighbours for the moment - until we board our flight home at midnight tonight.

alicesg said...

You are right David, glad you are having lots of fun and remembering to take photos of Langkawi. :)

Jilly said...

So interesting to see these. I'd not heard of shophouses before. So glad to know they are now being restored.

Lara said...

great looking windows! the red makes it so cheerful!

zakscloset said...

i love those chinese buildings. they have so much details! and oh i love dim sum...mmmm! your post is making me hungry :^)

d. chedwick said...

Really beautiful!

Zoe said...

Hmmmm, this one looks more chinese to me as they have those red lanterns hanging outside.ha-ha
but they are from the British time as well!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful buildings... love the windows and doors

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

alicesg said...

Zoe, this photo was taken during Chinese New Year, that explains for the lanterns. As times goes by many of these shophouses had gone through many re-decorations and renovations. I am sorry for being lazy with my informations, I should type more about it. There are more shophouses with non-chinese features but over times, they had changed much. I hope to have more photos of chinatown shophouses to share with all.

J.C. said...

I like the red rows of windows! Reminds me of the movie "Raising the Red Lanterns"! And I could see red lanterns hanging outside those windows.