Experience what it is like to live in a 100-year-old shop house, now transformed into a boutique property. Located in Penang’s George Town, one of five UNESCO world heritage sites across Malaysia, the Loke Thye Kee Residences weave together the region’s rich history and cultural tradition merging it with present-day contemporary style. In the guest suites, exposed brick walls and rough wooden flooring create a cool, loft-like environment, finished off with sleek, clean-lined furniture. There are five luxuriously appointed suites each with its own private entrance, equipped kitchenette and outdoor terrace. The residences derive their name from the original Loke Thye Kee building just around the corner, which dates back to 1919 and means “House of Happiness”. Although located at the heart of George Town, Loke Thye Kee Residences maintains an exceptionally private atmosphere. Armenian Street, the Cheong Fatt Tze blue mansion, and Love Lane lie in one direction; a wealth of food-stall streets in the other, all within a 15 minute radius by foot.