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Leith Street - Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

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Registered: July 2008
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Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
February 2, 2010 1:51pm

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is so rich with Chinese culutre. Wondering if blue was the original colour of this mansion and why this colour (blue) was chosen to be painted on the walls.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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February 2, 2010 2:17pm

hi Orange, blue is indeed its original colour. In fact, it is often referred to as the "Blue Mansion".
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
February 3, 2010 8:47am

Traditional Chinese don't like the colours black and blue. They are colours for mourning. Find it a bit out of the norm.


Kayes, Blue Boy Mansion at Tengkat Tong Shin, KL has never been painted blue. Smile
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
February 4, 2010 10:50am

Orange I recently saw a Docu/Drama on the Great Wall of China(within the past 3 days or so) on our National Broadcaster,the ABC.I know you seem to like all things historical,if you wish I will try to get you the DVD, a very interesting watch and very educational
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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February 4, 2010 11:02pm

Orange, here is a pic of the book detailing the history and restoration of the Blue Mansion. It was given to me by someone who was involved in the revival of this beautiful heritage building in Penang.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/bluemansion.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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February 4, 2010 11:08pm

By the way, back in the 1960s when I was working in KL, I had a colleague who lived in Blue Boy Mansion with her parents. I never had the chance to visit her so that I could give this infamous place a good lookover. Is the building still standing?
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
February 5, 2010 3:43pm

Hi Jim,


I have a VCD Smile on the Great Wall of China which I bought while we were there. I have a certificate to prove I have climbed those steps. Many people say that "Visit to China is not complete without touring the Great Wall of China". Anyway, thank you very much for the offer. It's so sweet of you. Thanks again!
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
February 5, 2010 3:56pm

Hi Kayes,


Blue Boy Mansion is still standing. Many KLites still use it as a landmark even though there is a hotel just next to this mansion. Seldom go to that area because it's located at a cul-de-sac.


Wondering if there are photos showing the BEFORE and AFTER restoration of the Blue Mansion. Still curious to know why blue was chosen as the colour for the walls.


Beautiful book cover, expensive watch and sparkling clean tiled floor .... :-)



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