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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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One of the must visit places in Penang

There are 2 popular peranakan museums in Penang. One is the Blue Mansion and the other one is the Green Mansion (this one). If you only have time for 1, this is the one to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

There are 2 popular peranakan museums in Penang. One is the Blue Mansion and the other one is the Green Mansion (this one). If you only have time for 1, this is the one to go for. It offer an extensive view of a rich peranakan household. Beautiful well preserved mansion with many of its original furnitures and fittings. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect but this mansion is huge. There are rooms leading off other rooms with jewellery, clothes, furniture and china. You can listen to one of the knowledgeable guides or just wander through on your own. It's definitely worth the 20 ringitt entrance fee.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum! We were not expected such a beautiful and elegant 100 years antique big house are standing in front of us. The decoration are extremely gorgeous and well maintained. The collection of different kinds of treasure that are related to Baba&Nyonya culture from ancient time are fascinating and amazing. We spent 3 hours to look around and... More 

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is a fascinating insight into the Peranakan people. Our guide, Emily, was very informative and made the history come alive. The grandeur of this house can only be likened to the rich European houses of this time period. This house is definitely worth taking the time to visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The mansion was beautifully maintained and the ornate decor, preserved furniture, clothing, knick-knacks were gorgeous and really worth a close look. The taste of the Peranakan culture which really meshed European and Asian style was nothing like I've seen before. Over the top for sure, possibly the originators of mixed patterns, but really worth it! You wouldn't need more than... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Contain a wide variety of collections from furniture, jewelry, porcelains, fashion, kitchen ware, basically everything you can name of. Personally the most interesting section I found is the jewelry section. Without visiting there, it's hard to imagine how rich are the baba and nyonya people. Gold ware was in every aspects of their life. An eye opening site where you... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and very well maintained museum, this mansion contains the heritage and 'glory' of the Peranakan community. The official name of this place is Pinang Peranakan Mansion, however, not many taxi drivers know this site (!). Need to mention the colour of the mansion (green at this moment), and the location (Lebuh Gejera, or Church Street). In the mansion,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful, but it would be a challenge to understand without the tour. Thankfully, Robin explained everything clearly and with humour. The tour is free. Don't miss this incredible mansion. Oh and don't forget to look up at the ceiling in the temple.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Also known as the Baba Nyonya Museum, this museum is housed in one of the most ornate mansions in Georgetown. The Baba Nyonya or Peranakan culture is unique to Penang, Melacca and Singapore. Displaying a large collection of antiques and artefacts, this museum is worth a visit. There is a guided tour which should be joined to get a better... More 

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Baston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We almost cut short our visit here as it is quite a jumbled museum, however, joining one of the free guided tours brought the exhibits alive.

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