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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sekeping Kong Heng in Ipoh, Malaysia by Seksan Design

 
April 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Seksan Design

Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions. In addition, an extension has been added at the back, tucked away to reveal an inner courtyard with a dramatic stairway to take guests up to their rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

  • Architects: Seksan Design
  • Project: Sekeping Kong Heng
  • Location: Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Photography: Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Testimony to Ipoh’s decadent past, Kong Heng was used as a hostel to house theatre performers who performed in the adjacent theatre building that was burnt down in the 50s. Now rejuvenated, it is hoped that Sekeping Kong Heng will be able to offer guests a slice of history within a real old town setting which is alive, working and real.

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Wake up to the heady aroma of white coffee that perfumes the air in the mornings, listen to the cacophony of banter between hawkers, go on a culinary adventure and experience living in the heart and soul of Ipoh.

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

Image Courtesy Seksan Design

Image Courtesy Seksan Design

Image Courtesy Seksan Design

Image Courtesy Seksan Design

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