Doors from Malacca 馬六甲大門之旅

in malaysia •  2 months ago

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Today I want to take you on an alternative tour in Malacca, Malaysia, a Door Tour. I took these photos on my trip there in August 2018. It was a Sunday afternoon, many places were shut so I got this great opportunity to appreciate these buildings, doors and all.

前幾個月到去馬來西亞的馬六甲。 當天是星期日,有不少商店都關了門。 平時的商店和建築物都是中門大開,但這天卻讓我有機會見到整棟建築物的門面, 尤其各有特色的大門口。 感覺上馬六甲很喜歡天空藍,讓人看見覺得非常舒服。 馬來西亞是多文化和種族 的國家, 中國人喜愛的紅色門面當然有不少。 希望大家喜歡這次馬六甲大門之旅。你最喜歡哪一道門口呢?


The Blues

I don't know if this is the official city colour, or if people just like this shade of blue in Malacca. Personally I quite like this shade myself. It's like a sky blue shade, and instantly reminds one of the clear blue sky. That is, if you're fortunate to be at a place where you can still see the clear blue sky nowadays. In many places in Asia, it's common to see these criss cross metal gates in front of the door. Their original cold metal look provides a nice contrast to the blue. And when the blue door looks a bit worn out, so does the gate. It's like they age together.

Blue doors at Malacca Malaysia

Blue doors at Malacca Malaysia

What do you think of this building? Do you think it looks a bit exposed, or more welcoming without the gate?

Blue doors at Malacca Malaysia

Sometimes, the sky blue shade extends to the entire building. The owner here has used the blue to highlight the frame of the front door and window shutters. Instead of throwing a big slab of blue at you, I think this makes it stand out more, and you actually take time to appreciate it.

Blue framed door at Malacca Malaysia


The Reds

Red is an auspicious and lucky colour for the Chinese. Malaysia has a large Chinese population, so I wasn't surprised to see many buildings decorated in traditional lucky red. Not all these buildings have a red door, but they do have a red facade. From the decor you can tell immediately they are related to the Chinese community.

All these buildings were located on a road called Jalan Tokong which is just behind the famous Jonker Walk in Malacca. Jalan Tokong is also known as Harmony street and a very interesting road. On this single stretch of road, you can find a buddhist temple, a Taoist temple, a Hindu temple, an Islamist mosque all co-existing peacefully with one another. Perhaps this is a reflection of the multicultural and diversity nature of Malaysia as a whole.

Red Door in Malacca, Malaysia

Red Door in Malacca, Malaysia

Red Doors in Malacca, Malaysia


OTHER DOORS

These are the other interesting doors that caught my eye. A bright yellow one, I'm guessing this is some sort of bakery or cafe as there's a chimney on the side. The shop front was round the corner and there was a sign which read "Pin Pin Hiong", this translates to fragrant smell in Chinese.

Yellow doors in Malcca, Malaysia

I liked this one as the brown wooden door and gold letters gives a very formal and regal feel. Rather elegant, in my opinion.

Brown Doors in Malacca, Malaysia

Simple yet cool. The door has a subtle two-tone grey and matches perfectly with the metal criss cross front gate. The lettering on the door and the frame is in brown. Together I think they give a cold and strong appearance, quite a contrast to the product they sell.

Grey Doors in Malacca, Malaysia

And finally, a range of doors down a small alley way. This type of dwellings seemed to be quite typical in Malacca, I edited this into a black and white photo to reflect the nostalgic feel in Malacca.

Doors in Malacca, Malaysia

I hope you like the tour of the Doors from Malacca. Which was your favourite one? I would love to know.



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What an interesting tour Pauline and a great idea for me! I think I would have to search hard to find such colorful doors here. I didn't know that Malaysia was so colorful. And I definitely didn't know that there were so many religions present on one street. It makes you wonder how come that it's not possible on a high level (politics, etc) as well :)

Thank you for sharing! It was a great tour!

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Martina, Switzerland may not have many colourful doors, but I'm sure she makes up with the natural colourful and beautiful scenery!!

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拍的很好,一半以上都看过。不好意思,把这个当作马六甲人的自我考试了,哈哈。

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原來是馬六甲在地人!

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是啊,你该不是最近才来的马六甲吧?

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是八月份去,那次還跟 Team MY 見面

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原来是那次,那之后你还去了马六甲啊。

I have a thing for doors whenever I travel, so I LOVE this post :) Years ago I went to Italy, and when I was showing some friends a few photos, one asked why I had so many of doors haha. Those people just don't get it :)

Thanks for sharing these @livinguktaiwan; I especially like all of the temples coexisting together ... too bad people can't do the same :)

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I think because it was Sunday and a lot of these places were closed so I noticed them. And once you do, they are quite interesting. No wonder you like them!

I love these colorful doors, especially the ones with contrasting colors. I always stop by to take door shots whenever I am traveling. I love how the photo where orange and pink are in a great contrast.

Greetings from Cape Town :)

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Thanks for dropping by Cape Town! 😉

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Wow, I imagine myself living there and waking up to these bright colours. It should lift your spirit instantly! The image with the yellow door is particularly great because of the colour palette.

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And I love how they've added a bit of pink in there!

Apparently one of my favourite bands is "The Doors" and I found your post :) Wish I could walk through those streets, looking at doors and listening "The Doors" haha :D Nice pics, thanks, for sharing :)

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Those are some interesting colours. For me, the blue and the red are my two favourite - blue reminds me of sky and red is like a passion colour. Never thought I'd see a post dedicated to doors but when they are decorated so intriguingly like where you visited, can see how they draw attention.

Thanks for sharing!

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That's the beauty of Steemit Nicky, you never know what you may read ^_^

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And I am glad I read this post hehe 😁

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What a beautiful collection of doors! Those colors are fantastic. I especially like that shade of blue!

You have inspired me to put together a post on Mexican grill work (similar to doors). Thanks!

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Nothing came up on google search, so I will wait for your post.

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