26 tropical Malaysian houses that reflect the country's rich local cultures

The timber ceiling in the living area of the Cloister House adds warmth to the interiors. Photos: Lin Ho

From a house with five ramps to a home with 12 courtyards, each residence has an interesting story behind it, in addition to displaying architectural creativity.

And that was what fascinated Professor Robert Powell, author of The Tropical Malaysian House 2, which was launched on May 6.

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