Phuket's Old Town Movement
The Halal Festival
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Chinpracha House Museum
Art Gallery is managed by Khun Tee Rojcheewapan who also runs
Talang Guesthouse on the same street.
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’.
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.
inner courtyard has been turned into a koi fish pond, and the
living areas look inward towards the beautiful atrium.
Pracha Tandavanitj (left) with local historian Pranee Sakulpipatana
and British architectural anthropologist Gwynn Jenkins.
Ma Siang also built another mansion next door, at 96 Krabi Road,
completed in 1940.