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Remembering Princess Mahsuri

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Pithak Chinpracha House Museum

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

This elegant mansion at 98 Krabi Road was built by Phitak Chinpracha, also known as Tan Ma Siang (1883-1949). Today, it is run as a private house museum by Khun Pracha Tandavanitj. In the 1990s, it won a Conservation Award from the Thailand authorities. The house and compound was used as a location for several movies, including ‘The Killing Fields’.

According to Khun Pracha Tandavanitj, ‘In 1904, Mr. Tan Ma Siang began to have his house constructed at number 98 Krabi Road in the Town District of Phuket. This house was to be used for his married life. He adopted a plan of the style of housing in Penang. He even brought a lead carpenter from Penang and supervised the construction himself. He spent B 500,000 which was an enormous amount of money at that time on the house. The construction was completed in 1907.’

The inner courtyard has been turned into a koi fish pond, and the living areas look inward towards the beautiful atrium.

Khun Pracha Tandavanitj (left) with local historian Pranee Sakulpipatana and British architectural anthropologist Gwynn Jenkins.

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Tan Ma Siang also built another mansion next door, at 96 Krabi Road, completed in 1940.

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