Feb 14, 2012

Architecture: Tanah Rata Convent

Perched on a hill overlooking a street, Tanah Rata Convent, Cameron Highlands was once used by the British army as a hospital. Now it is simply a primary school for all girls. I couldn't believe my eyes when I see this old Roman Catholic Convent school is a fusion of a myriad of architectural styles - Gothic / Romanesque by my amateur eyes.
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True to Malaysia's poor heritage preservation programs, silly unnecessary and downright ugly elements are added. Evident here: amateur paintings of Garfield the cat.
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'Kindergarten'
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Old, rusty doorknob.
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The classroom, with a very different style from the main facade. Again, the beauty of the building is tarnished by the plastic awnings.
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Without awnings
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The bathroom - sinks with yellow pipelines.
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The classroom with wooden floor and typical government school gaudy decoration (note the yellow frilly tablecloth covered in plastic).
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The chimney - not sure whether it is still functioning.
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