SUFFOLK HOUSE WAS BUILT ON VAST PEPPER ESTATE AND OWNED BY CAPTAIN FRANCIS LIGHT (1740-1794) THE FOUNDER OF PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND WHICH BECAME PENANG AND 'PEARL OF THE ORIENT'!
Captain Francis Light lived here with the woman he loved Martina Rozells, half Portuguese and half Siamese and reputed to be adopted daughter of Sultan of Kedah. He bequeathed his entire pepper plantation and estate to her but Light's executors betrayed her and transferred to themselves.
In 1805 the house was sold to William Philips (1769-1850) and he finalised Suffolk House in its present form. In 1818 Sir Stamford Raffles stayed here as guest and discussed the founding of Singapore. It evolved over the years and was a most gracious mansion before becoming a school and falling into ruin.
In 2007 it rose phoenix-like to become the finest Anglo-Indian mansion outside India thanks to Penang State Government, HSBC Bank and Penang Heritage Trust.
Ten years later Rolv Reissiger celebrated his 50th birthday here! With new bride Mrs Reissiger and some 70 friends. Some may know Mrs Reissiger as Dato Nancy Yeoh our PR queen!
SUFFOLK HOUSE IS RESTORED TO BECOME THE FINEST ANGLO INDIAN MANSION OUTSIDE INDIA. THAT'S ALEX QUAY AND AMY CHONG
ALEX QUAY AND AMY CHONG
GRAND AND MAJESTIC
THE GARDEN RESEMBLES THOSE IN SUFFOLK, ENGLAND
ENTRANCE FEE IS RM 20
VERY ELEGANT AND COLONIAL
ENTRANCE AND THE CHINESE NEW YEAR MOOD IS STILL ON!
I CAN IMAGINE BALLS HELD HERE
A TOUCH OF OLDE ENGLANDE
THAT'S ME LAH
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN FULL REGALIA
IS THIS A GHOST FROM THE PAST? COULD SHE BE MARTINA ROZELLS THE WIFE OF CAPTAIN FRANCIS LIGHT?
STYLISH ALEX QUAY
ALEX QUAY, AMY CHONG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
ALEX QUAY AND AMY CHONG
STYLISH OR NOT?
ALEX QUAY WAITING FOR STENGAH
SEEMS ELENA IS HUMAN AFTER ALL, PITY
THE MAIN DINING HALL
DATO KEE HUA CHEE LOOKING SPLENDID
NOW DATO KEE HUA CHEE LOOKS LIKE A GHOST FROM THE PAST!
NOW MORE SOLID
HAVE STYLE WILL GO FAR
AMY CHONG LURKING BEHIND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
GUESTS BEGIN TO ARRIVE AND THE DRESS CODE IS ROARING 1920S AL CAPONE STYLE
DATO JULIE LIM IS BEST DRESSED AS USUAL IN FLAPPER COSTUME
VIP AT LEFT IS A HEAD TALLER THAN ALL
IMPECCABLY DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION
GRACE CHEN AND GAL PAL
DATO JULIE LIM AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE WERE BEST DRESSED COUPLE
WELL MATCHED AS BOTH VERY DE TALL
DREW PHILIPS AND WIFE AMEE PHILIPS, PENANG'S TOP JEWELLER
AMEE PHILIPS WEARS REAL PEARLS SINCE SHE HAS MILLIONS OF THEM BEING A JEWELLER
DATIN ANNIE CHIN ADDS BRILLIANT POP OF COLOR
IF THIS DAME AIN'T SEXY, I DUNNO MEANING OF THE WORD
BLUE AND WHITE IN COLOR
ALEXANDER QUAY AND HIS HAREM
DATO SAMSUL AND DATIN SU FALAK
BRANDON, ROLV REISSIGER AND PASCAL
HOT AND SEXY
ALEX QUAY FEELING BASHFUL
NO SMILES OK
ALL SMILES OK
SEXY---AMEE PHILIPS, DATIN YONG MAYLENE, DATIN ANNIE CHIN, DATO JULIE LIM AND DATIN WINNIE LOO
DATO SHAMSUL FALAK, DATIN SU FALAK, Y.A.M TUNKU DARA TUNKU DARA TAN SRI NAQIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND BROTHER TUNKU LAKSAMANA NEGRI SEMBILAN TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFR, TUNKU MUDZAFFAR TUNKU MUSTAPHA
ROLV REISSIGERM DATO STEVE DAY, BILL LEWIS AND DATIN SU DAY JOIN IN
DATIN SU DAY AND AMY CHONG
BILL LEWIS AND TUNKU DARA
DATO STEVE DAY AND TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN
2 DASHING GENTLEMEN
TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN WITH AMY CHONG AND ALEX QUAY
BLAST FROM THE PAST
ROLV REISSIGER THE VIKING TOWERS OVER THEM ALL
MRS AND MR VOON AND DATIN WINNIE LOO
DATO PETER YONG AND DATO RICHARD TEO