We are a journalist and photographer. In mid-2011, after almost six years in Kuala Lumpur (and nine years elsewhere in Asia), we moved north to Penang, Malaysia. We’re the proud owners of a pre-World War II shop house in George Town, a Unesco world heritage site and the island’s capital. In this blog we’ll document our progress as we work with a contractor to make our lovely but bordering-on-decrepit purchase habitable.