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Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604-2642929
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This is the 2nd time we came back to visit Penang Peranakan Mansion . This time I come with my family . Tis is amazing, authentic. Our guide ,Mr Sim a very young boy , he is so... read more

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

This is the 2nd time we came back to visit Penang Peranakan Mansion . This time I come with my family . Tis is amazing, authentic. Our guide ,Mr Sim a very young boy , he is so informatic, even in his group you will not felth boring. If you come to Penang , this is the place you must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Required to pay RM10 for the visit Additional charges RM20 for the Jewelry visit Etiquette's rooms, halls & backyards Eyes-openings Peranakan's wearable, utensils, livelihood

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

it is located along Church Street and it is direct opposite the Penang Heritage Trust’s office. it was actually a mansion belonging to kapitan Chung Keng Quee. The building has now been refurbished and converted into a museum displaying the chinese nyonya baba heritage. the building is divided into a several wings and it displays with artifacts and a wide... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Quite expensive and no guided tours unless you book in as a group in advance. There are better museums telling the story of the Straits Chinese in Malacca, but it's unfortunate that this one in the key Peranakan town of Penang isn't trying harder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum. Has a lot more things than I expected. I think many people miss the temple since it's off to the side and there are no signage. We only found out about it when a cleaning lady kept pointing and saying "temple! temple!" There are many artifacts in the house but they really need someone to take the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love how the building is well conserved and it provides lots of information about the Peranakan. I spent at least a couple of hours going through every details and each rooms. A must-go place for those who haven't been here yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This beautiful mansion was once the house of a very influential Chinese leader by the name of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. The current owner had really spent some tremendous effort in turning this mansion into a beautiful strait Chinese baba nyonya museum. The museum house the most beautiful peranakan antiques and artifact I never seen before. Especially the porcelain, mother... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the guided tour especially led by Nick (the assistant curator). Lots to see to see and learn about the Nonya culture in Penang.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The unique culture and customs of the Straits Chinese provide a couple of hours of absorbing viewing in this museum. Elaborate furniture, ostentatious wedding apparel many photographs chronicle a way of life that has gradually faded with modernisation and integration. There is particular focus on household equipment and the style of homes established by Peranakans in the past and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the colours of the antiques. It is as if you had stepped back in time to experience what it was like to be a nonya or baba living in a big green mansion. There is a mini shop within the museum that allows you to bring back souvenirs. A must go venue to soak in the heritage of a... More 

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Address: Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604-2642929
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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