A day in the heart of Georgetown

At 1:08, the Chinese words on gold plaques are clan mottoes or phrases of poems. At 1:41, those are name plaques honouring / highlighting/ showing-off prominent current and past members of the clan that spread out everywhere locally and overseas. Using millennial terminology it’s akin to “Lincoln Inn Lawyer Represents!”. The “successful” Khoos likely gave… Continue Reading


Peranakan Mansion, Penang

We were lucky enough to be shown around the Peranakan Mansion by Baba Stanley Teoh who really brought the building to life. There is much to admire within the mansion and the house itself is a wonder, but Baba Stanley Teoh’s interesting anecdotes about the family who lived in the mansion, as well as about… Continue Reading


What is Art? Vancouver Art Gallery

On our last day it was raining and miserable, so we had to cancel our plans to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and opted for Chinese food at Phnom Penh in Chinatown and visited the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Usual admission is $24 per person, but on Tuesday nights it is entry by donation — The… Continue Reading