White plaster, geometric patterns on tiles, red lanterns.
It seems that it takes 50 years to rebuild the China Town in Penang island. Progress is slow.
Malaysian equity capital is not enough. And where is a casino which was promised long time ago ?
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.