A pre-World War II building fuses contemporary charm with the glory of yesteryear, writes Kerry-Ann Augustin
OLD Malaya is impossible to miss. The colonial building which sits like a grand old dame along the narrow roads of Jalan Raja Chulan has a fresh coat of paint, making it look as majestic as it was when the building was first constructed in 1919. The open area in the building’s compound offers a completely different feel — chic wooden high tables and chairs match the raw industrial build of the bar, where young executives mingle and mix.
But the fuse of nostalgic and contemporary is an insight to the heart of the building, a newly restored complex which houses six established, fine-dining restaurants.