Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Shenyang Imperial Palace is famous for its Manchu characteristics and is the founding area of the Qing Dynasty. In 1616, Nuerhachi the chief of Nuzhen tribe in Jianzhou in the Ming Dynasty, unified all the Nuzhen tribe and declared himself "Khan" or King.
an old stone carving
come across this cute warning sign
After the Qing Dynasty moved its capital to Beijing in 1644, the Shenyang Palace was preserved and continued to expanded. From 1671 to 1829 the Qing emperors including KangXi, QinLong, Jiaqing and Daoguang all stay in the palace during their visit and offer sacrifices to their ancestor ceremonies and held celebrations.
the 8 personal Flags of the great Generals of the Qing Dynasty
one of the weapons display
the feeding pole for feeding the crow every morning
On 1 July 2004 Shenyang Palace was inscribe on the list of The World Culture Heritage.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was originally the home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee.
The building was refurnished and turned into a “Baba Nyonya” Museum to showcase the lifestyle and culture of the eclectic Chinese Straits Settlement in Penang called the Peranakan. The gentlemen were known as “Baba” and the ladies as “Nyonya”.
The mansion was the locations for the filming of the Little Nyonya, a 34 episode drama series by Singapore MediaCrop TV Channel 8.
inside the mansion
the kitchen area
Address of Pinang Peranakan Mansion
29 Church Street
10200 George Town
Web Site: http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/
Visiting Hours: 9.30am to 5pm
Monday to Sunday including Public Holidays
Entrance Fees: RM10.00 for adult and free for children below 6 years