What Makes A Street Memorable?

By Laurence Loh

August 2021 FEATURE
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Muntri Street.
WHAT’S IN A street? Ask any Penangite – most of them will admit that they take their streets for granted.People tend to view roads as merely a means to get them to and from work, school, play or shopping. Street users only take notice of streets – and you can be sure that they will tell you all about it – when the way is congested and choked with cars, motorcycles, trishaws, hawkers’ carts and jaywalkers; they will only notice...

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Laurence Loh

is an amply awarded architect whose most noted project is the world-renowned Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang, which won the Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards in 2000 for the “Most Excellent Project”. In 2008 his restoration of Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Stadium of Independence, was conferred the Unesco “Award of Excellence” and his restoration of Suffolk House in Penang, the only surviving Anglo-Indian Georgian mansion in South-East Asia, was accorded the Unesco “Award of Distinction”.