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  • n. A building that has both retail and domestic use.


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  • And no crumbling shophouse is so poor, it seems, that it does not have a glossy ficus benjamina sprouting from its roof. posted by bibliobibuli at 10: 20 PM

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Conservation architect Lim Huck Chin stands in front of a 300-year-old "shophouse" in Malacca Town's historic core and points out the telltale signs that this building, on a street zoned as a heritage conservation area, has been turned into an aviary where wild swiftlets 'nests are cultivated to make birds' nest soup, a Chinese delicacy.

    The Memory Keepers

  • In a press release, the Ministry of Health reminded the public again that if anyone is caught smoking in public areas such as shophouse sidewalks, shopping centres, markets, food stalls, bus stations, bus stops, restaurants and government buildings will have to pay a compound of $I50 for the first offence, $300 for the second offence.

    Brudirect News1

  • Mr. Chat was kicking back in a red chair in the front of his shophouse as a fast-moving stream of water flowed across the concrete floor at his feet.

    Bangkok's Old-Timers Recall Even Worse Deluges

  • Local streetscapes and quirky close-ups by Malaysian photographer Howard Tan line the walls of Studio Tan atop another refurbished three-story shophouse just next door at #88.

    Cynthia Rosenfeld: Exploring Penang, Malaysia's Colony of Cool

  • For example, when unauthorized work on an elegant but dilapidated Chinese shophouse within the World Heritage zone began last autumn, the Cultural Heritage Alliance Team repeatedly reported the violation to the municipal council.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • "Every day something seems lost," says Alexis de Suremain, who runs hotels in several historic estates and Chinese House, in the city's oldest Chinese shophouse.

    History Tour Of Phnom Penh's Buildings

  • Take a breather from sightseeing at Au Parc (23 Han Thuyen; 84-8-829-2772), a cute cafe serving tasty desserts in a restored shophouse facing the park that fronts the palace.

    Ho Chi Minh City

  • Guests get a taste of life in a traditional shophouse that is still a real home.

    The Memory Keepers

  • In December 2002, they bought a derelict shophouse on Heeren Street, which they lovingly renovated, furnishing it with antiques and old artwork.

    The Memory Keepers


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