February 09, 2008

290407 Chinatown - 02

Once upon a time, they 离乡背井 (left hometown/village) & sailed to Nanyang:


People from the cat's parents' generation stole such teacups from altars to play their version of ouijia board:


Masjid Jamae, built by Indian Muslims:


The cat likes Islamic architecture & had to read a bit for AR1722 (Architectural Environment or something like that), which it took as a cross-faculty module. But the readings focused only on Middle Eastern adaptations to the climate, so the cat knows peanuts, coconuts & cashew nuts about Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. Perhaps one day it should try to find out more.

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