Monthly Archives: July 2014

Yap Temple, Penang

The Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to many beautiful and unique buildings from an era long past. The Yap Temple, located at the corner of Armenian Street and Cannon Street, is one of these buildings. Officially called Choo Chay Keong, the Yap Temple was built for the worship of the Yap clan’s patron deity, […]

Pottery Factory, Ipoh

After the boom and decline of the tin mining industry in the Kinta Valley, the popularity of the ceramics industry picked up. Adding to the success factors were the  large reserves of ball clay and kaolin discovered in the Kinta Valley, Changkat Jong and Bruas. An estimated 80 per cent of the factories making pottery in Malaysia are […]

Club Street, Singapore

Club Street, linking Cross Street with Ann Siang Hill,  is located in Chinatown, Singapore. It got its name from the various Chinese clubs that were sited on the street. The street is lined with the characteristic shophouses unique to the Chinatowns of South East Asia. At present, the shophouses along the street are populated by restaurants, bars and […]