Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Han Chin Pet Soo ...a 114 years old Tin Miners club...

This 3 story building right in the heart of old town is called Han Chin Pet Soo - a Hakka tin miners club.The club started in 1893 and this clubhouse was built in 1929.The club is a 114 years old this year....

The hottest realty then was by the Riverside and this is where the club is located..at the rivers bend of the Kinta River and at the junction of Treacher Street and Panglima Street of Old Town.

Other than some modifications to the bay window the club has hardly changed after all these years.

The front of the clubhouse ...an arched entrance...door and windows have glazed bars in geometric patterns...glazed and colorful patterned tiles decorate...

.....the space below the windows and

the pillars in the front of the club....tiled peacock in full flourish..

..the floor tiles outside the club...chipped but still looking good...

..a semi circular bay window is located on the first floor.

the bay window....... capped by an Islamic ribbed half dome....

the back of the club..on the 1st floor is a terrace which overlooks the Kinta River.

..the front door ..with glazed bars in art deco patterns..

...as you enter the front door a divider greets you....


next...lets go inside...

2 comments:

Angela Navejas said...

Nice Info! There are many people in all over the who has to go out for their business meetings so they stay at hotels which gives them a comfort level.

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Ian Anderson said...

I wonder if you could update thie piece by pointing out that it is now a history museum/exhibition open to the public. Details are at www.ipohworld.org/exhibition. It is No 1 attraction in Ipoh on TripAdvisor.