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Pinang Peranakan Museum

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Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604-2642929
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Also known as Penang Peranakan Mansion

Penang Peranakan Mansion is Penang’s way of introducing people to the historical Peranakan culture. A recreation of a typical rich 19th century Baba home, the elegantly restored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Penang Peranakan Mansion is Penang’s way of introducing people to the historical Peranakan culture. A recreation of a typical rich 19th century Baba home, the elegantly restored museum is a testament to the Baba-Nyonya cultural revival and displays over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles. Housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansions, it is truly an ornate sight to behold.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place was great. Although the ticket price can seem a little steep, it's worth every penny. The tour guide will show you around the entire mansion which includes many different areas (kitchen, 2nd story cat walk, courtyard, bridal rooms, dressing rooms, outdoor shrines with bats, and a jewelry showcase). The museum is well curated and kept up very well... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I loved wandering around the rooms - every chamber had such fascinating items that were meticulously placed and presented. There is one stuffed with glassware organised by colour which is a sight to behold! We could freely take photos too. The next time I visit Penang, I will surely come again for a guided tour.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like antique and heritage items, this is your place. Throw back to Penang 1920, a lot collection of old peranakan people. Wood Living Chair, Bride Chamber, Peranakan costume and jewellery. There are events in several month. Worth visit !

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's so interesting to see the Malay, Chinese, and Western cultures interfused here under one house. My favorite was the insight into the gradual evolution of culture as exemplified by the differences in the Peranakan bridal rooms from the 1900s to 1940s. Give yourself at least 1.5 hours to take everything in.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. 1 hour was not enough and recommend at least 2-3 hours. Intricate designs and the rich culture; how people of the house lived captivated me throughout. My tour guide (not verified) said it was a Chinese government official who had a concubine in Malaya and he bought this house for her (their portrait is in the hall area).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of Chinese/Malay history to see, all presented in a historical mansion. I wandered through on my own, then in the Chinese jewelry section a guide took me through for free. All quite interesting! Worth a look.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great collection of items - however, when we arrived, we asked for a guide and was told that there are a couple walking around. Maybe because it was just the two of us, but we would have rather waited a bit and be allowed to join a group instead of being told to wander around on our own. Exhibits are... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very good experience! The guide was good! He was passionate! The house was big and decorations really beautiful! Better than the one on leith st.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum has been carefully curated and presents peranakan culture at its best. They have far more things to present than Malacca and Singapore peranakan museums. Go slow and enjoy!

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