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All To Herself

All To Herself

This mansion stands alone in a big plot of land. It was designed by architect James Stark of the firm Stark & McNeill for LIM Mah Chye, a tycoon of the early 20th century. It is said that LIM Mah Chye deliberately built his mansion to block the view enjoyed by his rival, QUAH Beng Kee, who owned a mansion called Columbia Lodge right across the road (and is today the Maple Gold restaurant). The plan of the house is in the form of the letter "E".

In the 1920's, QUAH Beng Kee suffered financial ruins when his ship crashed into the port in Deli, Medan, and he had to pay for the damages. His shipping company was taken over by LIM Chin Guan, the son of LIM Mah Chye. But before long, LIM Chin Guan's fortune also took a nose-dive, hit by the great depression, which destroyed many millionaires but created new ones. LIM Chin Guan had to sell Homestead to one of the newly rich, YEAP Chor Ee, the founder of Ban Hin Lee Bank.

Today the Homestead has been turned into the campus of the Wawasan Open University.

The darkness surrounding the mansion is real. It's really this dark.

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Registered: February 2010
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Date: Tue May 11, 2010
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What creates the deep black darkness is the light and the beauty it shines upon, in contrast. A beautiful night capture. I wish you the best in the contest. Excellent.
#1 Tue May 11, 2010 5:13pm

Stunning shot - best of luck with this
#2 Tue May 11, 2010 9:28pm

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