A walk on the Cheapside

By Soon-Tzu Speechley

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Located in the heart of the George Town World Heritage Site, Lorong Cheapside is both a tightly knit innercity community and a place to buy hardware. As the city continues to evolve, Cheapside residents and traders are trying to negotiate change in this historic neighbourhood.Blink and you’ll miss it. Locksmiths and hardware shops obscure the entrance to a narrow alley just off the bustling Lebuh Chulia. Taking its name from a market street in London, Cheapside is George Town’s hardware...

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Soon-Tzu Speechley

studied History and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. He now works at the Architectural Conservation Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His writing has appeared in a number of publications in Malaysia and Australia. He tweets @ speechleyish.