Chinese doors in George Town.
I come to a conclusion that the most spectacular doors in my area ( South East Asia ) were made by Chinese and Javanese carpenters. The doors have a symbolic meaning in many cultural circles.
Probably you know or recall a large entrance doors at catholic churches where a brass handle was always installed very high. Opening such massive doors required strength. A man walking through that door must have felt as a miserable little man.
The old doors in merchants’ houses on the island of Penang have a different function. At a time when there were no limousines, rich decorated doors were a witness on wealth and prosperity.