A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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It’s all in the details.

The restoration of the building has been done beautifully.

While the mansion’s floor plan is essentially Chinese, the overall effect is eclectic and typical of 19th Century Straits Settlements architecture. Gothic louvered windows, Chinese cut-and-paste porcelain work, Stoke-on-Trent floor tiles, Scottish cast iron works and Art Nouveau stained glass are among the features to be found in this inspired work of art.

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When we arrived there was a tour of the Hotel scheduled so we jumped on the opportunity.

Dubbed “La Maison Bleue” the flamboyant masterpiece of 38 rooms, 5 courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 windows took a very special man to create.
Arriving penniless from Guandong province, China at the age of 16, Cheong Fatt Tze grew to become one of the most historic and colorful personalities of the era. “One of China last Mandarins and first capitalists”

It’s a gorgeous building

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When your boutique hotel is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion.

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When your boutique hotel is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion.

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I have traveled alone,
I have traveled with my husband,
I have traveled with my husband & daughter,
I have traveled with my husband, daughter & son,
I have traveled with my daughter,
I have traveled with my daughter & son,
But I have never traveled with just my son.

I came to this conclusion because I was thinking it’s actually the first time I’m traveling just with the kids to a destination that is not our home country (France or USA) or country of residence (whatever the country it is at the time of the travel).

Holidaying by ourselves (only ½ of the vacation!)

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