Saturday, 16 October 2010

Penang heritage: A date at Suffolk House

Finally, after almost three years, I stepped inside Suffolk House. I had first admired this restored heritage building in December 2007 but it was still incomplete and no-one was allowed into the grounds. On Wednesday, I went there to meet up with an old school chum.

Charming. If you can ignore all the modern fittings in the building, you can well imagine how the place had looked like some 200 years ago: from the beamingly white roof beams to the highly polished tiled floor. Here are some pictures.

This is the open-air restaurant, which looks out into the garden.

The main hall of the building.

Looking through from one end of the building to the other.

The Unesco Award of Distinction.

1 comment:

stephen said...

They've done a great job in the restoration of this grand old dame.Francis Light would have been proud even his good friend James Scott too.