Laurence Loh: Raising Consciousness of Penang’s Heritage, Restoration by Restoration

By Enzo Sim

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THE NAME LAURENCE Loh has over the past decades become synonymous to the conservation of cultural heritage, having saved many of Penang’s dilapidated historical landmarks from ruin. He has under his extensive portfolio Suffolk House and the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, where the movies Indochine and Crazy Rich Asians were filmed.Loh trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he was taught to adopt unique design approaches and more importantly, to think outside the box and rebel...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.