Never Blue at the Blue Mansion in Penang, Malaysia

Exploring the lavish former residence of Malaysia's Cheong Fatt Tze.
by | November 23, 2017

The prolific businessman chose this particular shade of blue since it was highly-prized among locals, the Chinese immigrants, and the European officials. It was a natural dye mixed with lime wash, which acted like a sort of automatic air conditioning system. Lime absorbed moisture and helped cool the mansion during hot weather without sustaining damage in the process! And this is just a sneak-peek into how much thought was placed into building the residence.


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