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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

老屋之旅 - China House Penang 唐人厝


一杯香浓带点苦涩的咖啡,一块入口即化的提拉米苏,暖洋洋的阳光穿透在老屋的其中一个角落,间中加上一些绿意点缀,这是一个适合和知心朋友一起聚会的美妙地方。两年前的这一天,我们去的是观音亭后面转手前的“KopiCine”(咖啡电影)餐厅及海峡典藏,这一家唐人厝也是出自同一个澳洲投资家,娜蕾。

    

取自光明日报:-


娜蕾是室内设计师,也是浮罗交怡两家精品酒店Bon Ton度假村Temple Tree精品酒店东主,除了已转手的咖啡电影及海峡典藏外,打铜仔街89、91,93及95号精品酒店及同条街的BonTon店及China Joe`s画廊也是其生意,在2010年将观音亭后的咖啡电影及海峡典藏转手瑞典的史蒂芬格里克后,娜蕾已是胸有大计,在中街(Lebuh Pantai)(即靠近土库街消防局及亚贵街路口斜对面)这个入夜漆黑及寂静的区域打造首个现代餐饮业,为加强卖点,除了延续之前餐饮及精品酒店外,更将成为一个相对大的文化艺术人的交汇点。

“唐人厝”为三栋建筑,其中面向中街的门牌是153及155号,另一间面向海墘新路(Victoria Street),门牌183B,令人惊叹的是,唐人厝在前后以一个水池居中的院子(couryard)衔接,使到其中一个屋长深入400尺。




                         
 














这个地方虽然是战前旧屋,理应对我来说会有无比的熟悉感,因为那是我的童年及少年回忆。虽然说老屋保持着其原本的风貌,但它多了不同的西方及现代概念及古董摆设,呈现出来的感觉是很国际化及商业化的,仿佛每一个角落的摆设,每一面老旧斑驳的墙壁都是精心设计出来的,少了一些自然流逝的岁月空间,埋葬了乔治市的灵魂及味道。不过对于乔治市的旅游业来说,这是一个加分点。把古迹交给这些懂得欣赏老屋的外来投资者,总好过让它在本地屋主的唾弃里白白的空置着吧。


                              

至少这间老屋里的提拉米苏深深地打动了我。


至少这间老屋里的环境氛围让我和朋友们度过了一个愉快的午后。

至少这间老屋也让我期待另一个老屋之旅。



唐人厝 (China House) @ Lebuh Victoria & Lebuh Pantai, Penang
Interested to know more about China House? Click Here for food pictures.

6 comments:

  1. woh..the pics taken r excellent!din noe that the owner of KopiCine and China house is actually the same person,thanks to her for transforming the old houses into such a nice heritage restaurant served with quality cakes..

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  2. ah wei, ur pic betul great la. thumbs up. I was asking you to post mana tau all reveal at here!!! now i know this is kopicine, my friend all went b4 d :p me 1st time nia~~ ur 1st part did so well d, compared with mine really cannot "swim" :p

    fen~~

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  3. me n fen fen oso cannot swim, wei wei, pls save us from drowning in the sea..kakaka

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  4. kakaka...practice more and u can swim really well~ faster青出于蓝ya!

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  5. i prefer to lay relaxingly on the beach and enjoy viewing u swim..kakakaka

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  6. yan can eh lor...same la u both eh standard!!!
    me cincai write and copy photos from u guys pulak..
    betul beh siu :p

    fen~~

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