The Blue Mansion: The Story of Mandarin Splendour Reborn

From: RM69

Loh-Lim Lin Lee
2012.  L’Plan Sdn Bhd
Softcover. 28 cm x 25.1 cm
Hardcover. 28.6 cm x 26.2 cm
108 pages
90+ colour photographs
ISBN: 9789834085100

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“This is a story worth telling, of a man of humble beginnings and startling accomplishments. It is the story of a man who, from the decks of steam ships, dared to dream of a global presence spanning China to New York. It is also the story of a remarkable home that he built on the shores of Penang, housing the woman he loved above all others, an exceptional and exquisite building rivaling the best in the world. Perhaps most of all, this is the story of a vision shared by 2 men, the one who built it in the late 19th century and the one who struggled to rescue it from loss and ruin in the late 20th century, to restore it to its past splendour and to renew its cycle of life so that it may continue to inspire and stir all who view it…”

-Author, Loh-Lim Lin Lee

Table of Contents

The Man: Cheong Fatt Tze and his family in Penang

The History of the Mansion

The Architecture of the Mansion

The Restoration

Renewing the Cycle of Life

Relevance and Significance to Context and Community – The Future

Awards, Public Accolades and Features

Acknowledgements, References and Photo Credits