Days Gone by

Days Gone by

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Dr. Christine Ramsay describes the history of her Chinese Hakka family who migrated to Malaya before the end of the nineteenth century and, by the good fortune of tin-mining and rubber plantations, established for themselves a luxurious lifestyle which included education in the west, art nouveau mansions on Penang's waterfront, fashionable clothes, cars and entertainment and a great deal of 'mahjong'! This book, illustrated with a fascinating collection of photographs, offers glimpses into aspectd of Chinese extended family life which will intrigue and entertain. It also features decorative patterns assembled from rare examples of the historic ceramic tiles used on the walls and floors of early twentieth century Penang mansions. The author left Penang in the 1960s to study science in Australia and has now acheived sufficient 'distance' to look back, objectively, on these 'Days Gone By'.Growing Up in Penang Christine Ramsay. Farquhar Street ... The furniture was designed by an Italian interior designer and made exclusively for him by a firm in Bangkok. The result was a unique and exquisite three storey house. Seven and a anbsp;...

Title:Days Gone by
Author: Christine Ramsay
Publisher:Macmillan Education AU - 2003-01-01

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