extended families

By: penangphotolog

Aug 24 2012

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Category: Architecture, Art, Black & White, Cityscape, Heritage, Images, Penang, People, Photography, Places

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Overseas Chinese left their motherland at a tender age and through sheer hard work and good foresight, many found fortune and eventually became well-known philanthropists. Apart from contributing to society, these visionaries¬†pamper themselves with homes large enough to fit a generation of “extended families” leaving their wealth to be managed by trust funds. As a result,¬†younger generations till today continue to enjoy the fruits of their efforts with offsprings and grandchildren being sent overseas to further their studies and eventually migrate~ leaving these homes to the care of their faithful caretakers. Many of these homes were today rented out, leased or sold to commercial concerns as well as educational institutions. One such house (as shown in pic) is currently leased to Kentucky Fried Chicken, an American fast food corporation who had tapped into the Penang market since the seventies. Picture taken at Larut Rd, Penang.

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