Tag Archives: Colonial Architecture

The Imperial, New Delhi (and Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi)

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In Delhi, I had the splendid opportunity to stay at not one, but two of the city’s historic grand hotels. The first, was, of course, Hotel Imperial (today’s The Imperial, New Delhi), Delhi’s modern and luxurious hotel establishment, the equivalent … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia IV – Saigon & Hanoi

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Here are the highlights of my fourth Tales of Asia talk. Full talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5t70mbXaA&feature=youtu.be

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A Stroll through Colonial Hong Kong and Kowloon

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One is definitely NOT spoiled for choice on a heritage tour of Hong Kong and Kowloon, not because the city is short of the colonial – on the contrary, the colonial is everywhere, in the many skyscrapers erected in the … Continue reading

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Colonial Contemporary Singapore

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         What distinguishes Singapore from everywhere else in Southeast Asia, is that here, one still feels keenly, the sense of the colonial.  In fact, the colonial is pervasive in Singapore, not just in terms of the way of life here; … Continue reading

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Colonial and Institutional Architecture in Vientiane

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Where colonial and institutional architecture is concerned, Vientiane resembles its cousin Phnom Penh, with many colonial villas now housing government institutions, and many civic institutions occupying modernist and art deco buildings from the ‘50s and ‘60s. There are two main … Continue reading

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Phnom Penh, Architecturally

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Forget what the guidebooks and online advisories say.  Phnom Penh’s architecture and cityscape is breathtaking, particularly in and around the city centre, huddled along the banks of the Ton Le Sap River.  Phnom Penh is also immensely walkable. In fact, … Continue reading

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