Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
张弼士故居 Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
or perhaps also known as (蓝屋) or (Blue Mansion)
I guess very much because of its blue walls ...
For the night shots, I was using ISO 2000 and the largest aperture of F/3.5 to 4
on my prime lens of 18-105mm on the hand-held D90 with shutter of around
1/10 - 1/15 seconds ...
Build over a hundred years ago by a man called Cheong Fatt Tze
who migrated to South East Asia from China to seek fortune,
who then became a powerful Nanyang Industrialist ...
History records that he has 8 wives and many residence
throughout his trading empire of which of those is
this Blue Mansion. One of only few remaining
Architectural styles of its kind outside of China ...
It is now restored into a Hotel.
"Winner of the UNESCO Conservation Award 2000
National Architecture Award for Conservation 1995."
unfortunately photographs are not allowed inside
and only residence are allowed to walk in,
I took these few shots after much time spent with
the guard ...
If you are not a resident of the hotel,
visiting hours are at very specific times of the day
with guided tour only ...