100 Cintra Street, George Town, Penang





          
100 Cintra Street, George Town100 Cintra Street, George Town (17 December 2008)





100 Cintra Street (GPS: 5.41701, 100.33287) is a 19th century mansion along Cintra Street, George Town. Presently used as a guesthouse, 100 Cintra Street. It is believed to have been built by one Myroon Koon Nye Sone, a wealthy Thai lady, around 1881 (according to 100 Cintra Street, it was in 1897). The mansion has been readapted for different purposes since then.

In the pre-war days, 100 Cintra Street served as an inn. Later on, it became a communal home of the black-and-white amahs, a group of women servants from China. The building was acquired by its present owners, the Lim family since 1938. In 1976 it housed a modern air-conditioned department store (I remember buying a monopoly set there). The department store was destroyed by fire in 1986. At the turn of the third millennium, it was also a budget hostel, and recently, restored as a cultural bazaar and heritage centre.

100 Cintra Street in 2012 (30 August, 2012)

Updates

30 August 2012: 100 Cintra Street now houses a museum and a heritage hotel.
17 April 2011: I passed by 100 Cintra Street in 2011, and found that the building is once again under restoration.

100 Cintra Street in 2011100 Cintra Street in 2011 (17 April 2011)

100 Cintra Street is on the map of Cintra Street



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