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Lee

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 9
October 13, 2014 11:38am

What is the large 'blue' building in the picture - MSS?
Lee

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 9
October 13, 2014 11:52am

Got it! Google earth shows it as the Zurich Building. I also notice that the old Odeon is now incorporated into a Museum. What sort of museum is it? Thanks kayes.
Lee

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 9
October 13, 2014 2:37pm

Got that too now, the Museum Hotel - my how that has changed since the late 1960s!
Finally a question that I won't be able to answer myself. In the late 60s there were four large 'quality' hotels in Georgetown. The E&O, The Ambassador (now the Merchant), the Merlin (now the City Bayview) and opening in 1969 or 70, the Mandarin. The Mandarin Hotel was on Burmah Road, I think but I can see no sign of it on Google Earth. Any ideas? Thanks again kayes...Lee
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 14, 2014 12:48am

hi Lee and welcome back to Penang Talk :-) The former Mandarin Hotel at Macalister Road is now the Red Rock Hotel. The building is very much the same, only the change of name. Do you remember Alan Saw Tailor at the Mandarin?
Ken Chan

Registered: August 2008
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
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October 18, 2014 3:30am

Alan Saw was quite a personality. He was well-known all over the hotel, even in Gala Cinema which was housed within the same premises. Angela's Boutique was also located in the hotel and it was owned by Angela Yeap, one of the offsprings of Yeap Chor Ee's family. My most nostalgic memory of the Mandarin was the Captain's Bar. Spent many enchanting evenings listening to Colleen Reed belting out sentimental ballads as I sip my martini on the rocks. In those days, Macalister Road was also the 'mecca' for connoisseurs of durian. When the king of fruits was in season, make shift stalls would appear along both sides of the road, like mushrooms after a spring shower. Indeed, those were the days when life was simple and carefree.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 20, 2014 12:33am

Ken, Alan was the only tailor in Penang who had his apprenticeship at Savile Row, London. I had a number of suits and bush jackets made by him in the 70s. After that I preferred to buy Armani off the peg since I travelled often to UK on business and had the opportunity to shop there. Alan migrated to Canada in the mid 80s and I assisted him with his immigration paperwork.


Alan if you happen to be reading this, drop me an email. I would like to get in touch with you again.



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