“Ancestral Home of Tun Tan Siew Sin”, authored by Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock’s granddaughter, Tan Siok Choo was officially launched by Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on 21 May 2015. An architect, the late Chen Voon Fee, a founding member of Badan Warisan Malaysia has also authored the book and it also features watercolour illustrations done by artist Chin Kon Yit. In conjunction of the launch, you are cordially be invited to a talk about the book as follows: Date: Saturday, 11 July 2015 Time: 11.00 a.m. Venue: Badan Warisan Malaysia, No.2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Copies are available for sale after the talk. Please call 03-2144 9273 to RSVP. See you there!
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THE STORY OF 20 PYKETT AVENUE
In 2011, Malaysian heritage celebrated a victory when the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) very courageously exercised their discretionary powers by ordering Tetuan Klassik Tropika Development Sdn. Bhd. to rebuild the iconic double-storey, Anglo-Indian Palladian mansion at 20 Pykett Avenue owned by the late Dato Khaw Bian Cheng. Dato Khaw was the grandson of the Penang- based magnate Khaw Sim Bee (1857-1913), a former Governor of Phuket.