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China Inn, Thalang Road

Phuket Art Gallery is managed by Khun Tee Rojcheewapan who also runs Talang Guesthouse on the same street.

No. 18 and No. 20 Thalang Road are a historic ensemble associated with a historical personality of Phuket, tin miner and financial agent Tan Ma Siang.

No. 20 was the business premises while No. 18 was the residence where he stayed here with his wife and in-laws of the Ong family.

No. 20 Thalang Road was ‘Hap Long Huat’, a foreign money exchange an remittance agency. Two semi-circular gilded signs above the windows advertise the business.

Phuket antique dealer Siew Ngoi and her Australian husband Allen John had been eyeing the house for many years as it fell into decay.

Then one day it was up for lease. They found the house in ruins with the broken down doors, windows and other building parts in a large heap of rubble.

With a great deal of creativity and two years work, the house was transformed into an antique showcase, restaurant and garden café.

The restoration was advised by Allen John, a professional upholstery restorer who occasionally does work for English Heritage. When asked why they put so much money, time and effort into restoring an old Chinese house, the couple replied, ‘This is everybody’s heritage!’
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