Yongyang celebrates 30 years of business excellence, is the Pioneer in Roofing & Solar Energy Solution in Penang, Kedah, Northern Malaysia
Roofing & Solar Energy Portfolio
We take pride in what we do at Yongyang!
Founded in Penang, a beautiful island at Northern of Peninsular Malaysia, we started from humble beginning and partnered with local business and communities in growing the city. We have the opportunity to take part in this journey for the last 30 years, started from traditional roof tiles to modern roof tiles, and more recently into the solar roofing. Our roofing solution not only provides unrivaled housing value and quality, also enhances the aesthetics of this beloved city and transforms the city to be a greener and cleaner city!
SHAPING OUR CITY SKYLINE
“We like to believe that we help shaping your perspective of the city rooftop sights through the drone and aerial view! We take pride in what we do best at Yongyang – the pioneer in roofing and solar energy solutions!”
The Georgetown Heritage City
The heritage sites of Georgetown, Penang encompass buildings constructed by the British during the colonial era, clan temples of the various Chinese clan associations, religious structures including temples, mosques, churches and shrines. Also densely packed into the central historic area of George Town are pre-war shop houses of hundreds of years of history, traversing all the different cultures that have come and made their mark on the city.
With the inscription of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2008, the historical buildings garnered much prestige for Penang. Continuous effort to restore old heritage buildings, giving the inner city a new breath of life. One interesting website guide is Penang Shop House.
Penang Pride, Our Pride
Here are select iconic heritage historical buildings that Yongyang participated in recent years.
Roof Profiles: Terreal Peranakan V & Peranakan 8 clay roof
Uniqueness: Peranakan V clay roof tile is highly recommended for historic restoration project as it resembles the traditional handmade V shape clay roof tile. The rough surface brings out the aesthetics of a rustic traditional look. Its V-concept perfectly captures the heritage architecture dated 19th century since the Khoo clan was built. Done by artisan craftsmen, Peranakan V neatly preserves the architecture for the next Khoo generation. More architecture structure of this beautiful heritage building is available at Khoo Kongsi Khoo Kongsi - Architecture Structure Website.
Uniqueness: The Marseille roof profile is the iconic resemblance of British Colonial architecture during the early 19th century. In this RM 10 mil restoration project, the developer preserved the 88-year-old chapel building - St Joseph's Novitiate as the centerpiece between two Gurney Paragon towers. This old gem continues to exude its colonial charm in the modern mall now, well known as St Jo’s.
Wisma Great Eastern, Penang
Roof Profile: Terreal Peranakan 8 Clay Roof Tile
Uniqueness: During the refurbishment work, the state-of-the-art modern wing is seamlessly integrated into the design of two heritage buildings, one dating from the mid 19th century while another from the mid 20th century. The original building, which was known as the Chung Siew Yin Building, is a double-storey building built in the mid 19th century, and later was restructured, with an Art Deco Style wing added to it, preserving the heritage mansion.
Wesley Methodist Church, Penang
Roof Profile: Natural Slate Roof
Uniqueness: The Wesley Methodist Church is perhaps one of the oldest churches in the country. It has been around for more than a century which possibly dates back to 1891. It went through several rounds of renovations with the recent refurbishment involved the replacement of natural slate roof. Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. To make a good slate roof, assortment on site is required for leveling and evenness. It’s labor intensive work apart skilled craftsmanship to deliver this long lasting beauty.
Tanjung City Marina, Penang
Roof Profile: Monier Ceris Roman Clay Roof Tile
Uniqueness: During the rejuvenation of Georgetown seafront, Tanjung City Marina was built to attract recreational sailing activities. Restoration work has been done for Church Street Pier, which was Built in 1897 to support the small boats and a ferry service to Butterworth on mainland Malay Peninsula. All the heritage pier as well as the new buildings were clad in natural fired clay roof tiles.
Currently the Marina welcomes visitors with sights of luxurious yachts on open waters. Bordering the Penang ferry terminal, it's open to public and with restaurants and cafes around the corner. Tucked inside is Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine which is renowned for its eclectic interior with captivating striking coloured decorations, mother of pearl in laid rosewood antique collection like those belongs to museum that sits under a collage of portraits rendered in Andy Warhol Pop Art colours or Yue Minjun’s pastel grins. This is also where the restaurant scene was filmed for Outbound Love, a Hong Kong romantic comedy serial drama.
St. Anne's Sanctuary, Penang
Roof Profile: Terreal Romane TBF Clay Roof Eiffel Brown Colour
Uniqueness: St Anne Church was founded in 1846, by the French missionaries from the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, an organisation of which have been active in missionary work in the Far East since the 17th century. The missionaries visited the believers in Batu Kawan, and from there eventually settled in Bukit Mertajam. As the the number of pilgrims attending the Feast of St Anne continued to grow, it became necessary to build a larger church complex. The present church building, sits on sprawling lush green that includes the Old Church, the Stations of the Cross, the residential facility and other sites, collectively known as the Sanctuary of St Anne. A combination of Minangkabau roof design with Gothic architecture, the new church is establishing itself as one of the most imposing structures in Penang. It has an unique roof plan shape of a cross, exquisitely covered by pieces of fired clay tiles. The clay roof tiles colour was chosen by Father Michael, which has been included in the colour pallete of Saint Gobain TBF since then. The French roof company (which currently known as Terreal) named the Eiffel brown colour after the renowned Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Another prominent design feature is its zero insulation and cross ventilation design which has appealing interior aesthetic, from the view point of worshipers.
David Brown's Restaurant, Penang
Roof Profile: Clay Roof Tiles
Uniqueness: Tucked away in the corner of Penang’s iconic Penang Hill lies David Brown’s Restaurant at Strawberry Hill, a quintessential British colonial Restaurant and Tea Terrace which also happens to be the highest restaurant in Penang. This colonial historical building looks perfect with long lasting clay roof tiles.
Maple Palace, Penang
Roof Profile: Terreal Romane TBF Clay Roof tile
Uniqueness: Maple Gold club is one of the grand heritage mansion tucked in the millionaire’s row of Penang’s swanky Northam Road (or Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah). Natural coloured clay roof has been chosen to restore the outlook of this heritage mansion. Tucked inside is the Maple Palace restaurant which till today is frequented by the well-heeled elites and socialites of Penang’s high society. It is a place that is no longer strange to Penangites, the Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant has been every family's favourite since a few decades ago. Many of us new generations including myself have been visiting this restaurant very often since our childhood time until today. The main reason none other than that residing in this heritage mansion, it continue to strive to surprise our taste bud every now and then with mouth-watering traditional and avant garde fusion feast.
Berjaya Langkawi Resorts, Kedah
Roof Profile: Terreal Romane TBF Clay Roof tile
Uniqueness: The Berjaya Langkawi Resort consists of 400 luxury wooden villas located along a beautiful bay named Burau Bay. The chalets are tastefully built with elegance and luxury, covered with the natural clay roof tiles blending the Minangkabau architecture with the modern interior. On the other hand, regional style comprises important considerations for adequate ventilation for cooling and reduction of humidity, using low thermal building materials (such as clay roofing), avoiding direct sunlight and glare, protection against rain, and the site’s location with natural vegetation to provide cooler micro climate. Nevertheless, the Malay house roof design plays important character to the resort image. It has a design of vernacular style, which is an appropriate architectural expression to cater for leisure travelers particularly during weekends and holiday periods. The main aim is to create the value of an environment of the past for the tourists.