The C. Y. Chee family mansion, which faces the front entrance of the Hotel Puri. Chee, who made his fortune in rubber, imported an architect from Holland to construct this lavish Dutch Renaissance building, which looks in superb shape, even though, according to our source, the family only opens it twice a year to pay respects to their ancestors — at the Hungry Ghost Festival in October and the Chinese New Year in January or February. Below right: Lee's monogram on the front gate.

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