Tag Archives: Colonial architecture

Mumbai's splendid colonial architecture

Posted on April 21, 2019 by Toothpicker

 
I arrived late in the evening to Mumbai, and as the cab drove towards Fort (the older part of Mumbai), I was completely capitivated by the impressive colonial architecture out of the window. And in the following days, I spent much of my time wandering around the southern part of Mumbai, which [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Architectural conservation, Mumbai, India and was tagged with Colonial architecture, Architectural conservation, Mumbai


Revisiting Hong Kong's Western district

Posted on June 8, 2014 by Toothpicker

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences 
 
Last year I wrote about Hong Kong's mid-levels and Sheung Wan districts, and within a year, the streetscape has changed immensely in this rapidly-changing city, so I have returned to see what is new and how things have changed.
My journey began from Mid-Level's Caine Road, the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Markets, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, shopping, museums, Colonial architecture, Shopping guide, Food & dining, street life


The debate of 27 Lugard Road in Hong Kong

Posted on May 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

The rooftop with possibly the best view of Hong Kong?
 
Since last year, there has been much debate regarding the future of the century-old historic house at 27 Lugard Road up on the Peak of Hong Kong. It all started when Hong Kong's Town Planning Board approved the conversion of this Grade II [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel, Architectural conservation and was tagged with Hong Kong, Colonial architecture, Architectural conservation


Sights, colours & tastes of Sinagpore's Chinatown

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Toothpicker

 A view of the city of Ann Siang Hill Park
 
When I visit urban cities, aside from the price, the location of the accommodation is a crucial factor for my decision-making. In Singapore, reasonably-priced accommodations are hard to find, even on Airbnb, options are limited and uninspiring. After some extensive search, I chose [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Singapore, Architectural conservation, Street life and was tagged with shopping, Colonial architecture, Shopping guide, Singapore, Architectural conservation, Food & dining, street life


Architectural wonders of old Shanghai

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

My last entry on Shanghai continues with the theme of architecture and the fascinating stories and people behind them...
 

The former residence of Liu Jisheng designed by László Hudec
 
Out of all the amazing buildings that I visited during my trip in Shanghai, my favourite was the Shanghai Writers Association/The former residence of Liu Jisheng in [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Shanghai, Architectural conservation and was tagged with Colonial architecture, Shanghai, Architectural conservation


Shanghai's Art deco architecture

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Toothpicker

Cathay Theatre/cinema (1932)

 
Even though highrises have been built over the past two decades in this mega city, Shanghai is still full of fascinating historical architecture notably art deco ones. The Bund is probably the best place to appreciate its glorious past... when I visited Shanghai 12 years ago, I asked my friend [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Shanghai, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with Colonial architecture, Shanghai, art deco architecture


In search of old Taipei: Dadaocheng

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Dadaocheng wharf; top right: Xiahai City God Temple; Main & bottom: traditional shops and food stalls

 
After visiting the Lin Liu-hsin Puppet Theatre Museum, I decided to explore the flavourful and historical Dadaocheng district. Walking towards the museum, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful colonial architecture that are rare to [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Taipei, Architectural conservation and was tagged with shopping, Colonial architecture, Taipei


Hong Kong's heritage: Béthanie

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
When I used to live in Hong Kong many years ago, I never bothered to explore the city ( partly because I was working most of the time), but in recent years, I am more determined to look for unusual sights that are off the beaten track. Recently I found out about [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Hong Kong, Colonial architecture, heritage


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