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Notes on the Geography of Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential)

The great majority of Kuching's residents live in post-colonial housing, but older bits survive on the waterfront upstream from the town's center.

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Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 1

Most of the houses of the Brooke era are elevated, metal-clad, and hip-roofed. Here's one in good shape.

Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 2

A simpler example.

Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 3

Simple but with classical columns.

Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 4

New roof.

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On its last legs and propped to stay up.

Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 6

The basic form is still popular.

Malaysia: Colonial Kuching (Residential) picture 7

In this case a wing has been added.


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