Arts and Artifacts

The Birlocho

The Birlocho
Arts and Artifacts

The Birlocho

On the ground floor of the Syquia Mansion, stands a beautifully restored horse-drawn carriage called a Birlocho. This was the latest in modern tran...

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The Zaguan
Architecture

The Zaguan

The Zaguan or entry hall was the transitional space between the main entrance and the entry leading to the main staircase to the upper spaces. in e...

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The Story of Sy Qia
Family

The Story of Sy Qia

Crossing the South China SeaIn 1834, twelve-year-old Sy Qia sailed from China to the Philippine archipelago, avoyage that would forever alter the d...

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FINDING OUR FIRST ANCESTOR
Family

FINDING OUR FIRST ANCESTOR

Vicente Sy Quia died on January 9,1894 and was buried, like every prominentChinese in Manila, at the La Loma Chinese Cemetery. After the deaths of...

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