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Old March 25th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #61
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i prefer the original colour
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Old March 25th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #62
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Why houses on those days have hollow part on the wall? Ventilation?
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #63
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Why houses on those days have hollow part on the wall? Ventilation?
Yeah for ventilation... I think many houses in PJ and other old housing estates still have them but they pose a problem with mosquitoes which is why it needs to be fitted with netting. Some have cemented them up completely for aesthetic reasons.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #64
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Yes, i hv it in my old house but never bother to know it then. Looking back, i think older house is much more ventilated than todays house. Modern house seems to be like a refrigerator..grilled, fully enclosed and mostly air conditioned..leaving all the germs trapped in it.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #65
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nope..not really. it depends on how smart the architect is....in fact, modern houses have a better natural ventilation and sun shader

the problem now is...developers simply want to make money by employing a low quality/budget design&construction materials...
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #66
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I believe these are rowhouses rather than shophouses, like the ones in the Heritage Row area. It was compulsory in colonial times (and probably still is) to build shophouses with five-foot ways.
i didn't know much about history of malaysia's architecture....but, if it was a rowhouse, why they have 'year mark' on top if it?

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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #67
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another gems in tengkat tung shin...

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this one also has a different character from those in my previous post....maybe argory can guess on what year this building was built?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #68
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this one also has a different character from those in my previous post....maybe argory can guess on what year this building was built?
My guess is 1930s - because of the art-deco touch...
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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #69
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Former General Post Office Building

Simmilar designs to the Sultan Abdul Samad buidling.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #70
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Nice pictures.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #71
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Converted row houses, Asian Heritage Row

Thanks venntro.

These are converted row houses at the Asian Heritage Row area. It’s absolutely great that they've conserved them, but I have mixed feelings about the style they used.. However it's a good development.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #72
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Those buildings are so nice! I like their bricks.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #73
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Asian Heritage Row doesn't look like a 'historical building' anymore... but, hey i don't care! nice.......

market square should also be like this!
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Old March 27th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #74
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I dont like their newly laid roof tiles. It doesn't look solid as the brickwall.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #75
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ya that is true...i find that most of the heritage buildings which has been refurnished come to this problem, the roof tiles...it is like very brand new...but maybe after a few years, when the roof tiles become darker and dirtier and it will match the building
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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #76
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yep, the roof looks a bit off - I think the reason is because the tiles used in those days were made of clay (terracota), whereas now its mostly concrete (cement) based.... Even the size, design and grooves of each roof tile are totally different.

It would be very expensive to have terracota roof tiles I think.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #77
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hmm.. if you didn't mention Asian Heritage Row, i might think that is a new building.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 02:06 PM   #78
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I think this building belongs to GH but I'm not very sure. Anyone knows more about this building? Took this from the monorail.

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 06:18 PM   #79
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Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan Malaysia/Medical Research Institure'...just opposite my office. see them everyday...haha
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:00 PM   #80
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My aunt used to work there (MRI).....she the 'No.2' person there but left many years ago
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