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Malay houses are disappearing under concrete. But some individuals are keeping the style alive. This lovely house is just outside Balik Pulau on Penang island.
In some early 20th contury houses you can see a fusion of Malay, British Indian colonial style. So what to model? Think I will go back to the basic Malay house of the type you could have seen in Penang.
15 years ago, Relau, the area where we live, was a farming community with houses similar to this one. This house can still be seen below our balcony, together with its unfenced fruit plots.
Things have already changed dramatically in that 15 years but not as dramatically as they are about to.