The Planter’s Bungalow: A journey down the Malay Peninsula celebrates the traditional plantation bungalow. It documents the development of its architectural styles over the last 150 years and, in doing so, captures the spirit of the plantation industry.
Travel with authors Peter and Waveney Jenkins as they visit the architecturally diverse estate bungalows which housed generations of managers and their families through some of the Peninsula’s toughest times.
Over 200 bungalows are featured in this lavishly illustrated volume, complemented by interviews with key individuals involved in the plantation industry and the estates themselves, with some of the illustrations featuring photographs taken by the planting pioneers.
This travelogue-style book is filled with insightful and often humorous anecdotes on plantation life in the colonial era alongside a review of the development of the planter’s bungalow by eminent architectural historian Chen Voon Fee