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A Guide to Penang Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Penang 槟城

Penang Chinatown, on the island of Penang in Malaysia, stretches from Weld Quay to the streets of Stewart, Campbell, and King. Here you’ll find plenty of wonderful architecture, including clan houses, shop houses, and temples, that were built by the Chinese settlers who came to the country as far back as the eighteenth century. Today, […]

A Guide To Manila Chinatown

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Manila 马尼拉

The Chinatown in Manila, which Filipinos call Binondo, and local Chinese refer as Chai Lai, is located just across the Pasig River opposite the Spanish walled city called Intramuros. This area originally was only for Catholic Chinese, however, non-Christian Chinese were later settled in Chinatown. While Manila and Philippines as a whole are closely associated […]