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Pinang Peranakan Museum

29 Church Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
604-2642929
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Peranakan Mansion in Penang provides a fascinating history of Nonya Baba heritage (Mixture of Immigrant Chinese assimilated into Malay culture). The... more »
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The low point of this beautiful house is that we were unable to access a guide on arrival so had to wander around trying to work out what was what . We finally discovered that the main part of the home's furnishings etc were not the originals, but sourced later and that's why a room or two were just full... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fascinating mansion with rooms showing incredible opulence of bygone era. Very friendly young guides who are full of fascinating facts and engaged our teenagers interest. Toothpicks made of gold! A real treat and a good contrast to the temples and street art in Georgetown.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Once we stepped into the museum, we were greeted by the friendly staff. We paid RM20 to visit the whole museum including the new Jewellery museum. Looking at the conservation effort, it's well worth the price. We waited for 15minutes for the free guided tour. It's understandable since the crowd was quite pack that day. The guide walked us through... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After visited Cheong Fatt Tse museum, we drop by at Pinang Peranakan Museum to give it another try. This is in a totally different league comparing to others. It might not have the sharp blue building, it's green is subtle. Once we stepped inside, we were greeted by their friendly staff. Although we have to wait 10 minutes(it's understandable for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It would be nice if the curator could pick one time perioid, and do the whole place as if...etc. TThe gift shop had run out of the books on the property.

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merewether
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

better than the blue mansion as it is not a hotel and the entire mansion is a museum. it is worth going when it opens at 9.30. very much worth the 20rms and you will be able to pick up a guide for that before they are all taken. very good guide and very informative. as i had been there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Included on our heritage tour of Georgetown was the Penang Peranakan Mansion A unesco world heritage site and a very interesting place with many rooms to see. We were greater at the door by Stephen Ooi a very friendly man who is both knowledgable and passionate about the house and it's history. Although the house has been sold by the... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The building, and adjoining temple, is impressive. The decor shows off the style of it's heyday. Best is the very personal tour by knowledgeable and fun guides. They also take you into the Penang Jewelry museum, which is take "bling" to a new level. We were very impressed.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum but as many say here on trip advisor. Once you pay the 20 ringit you are on your own. You get no info about the history of all the items in the museum. It is a shame because it's all so beautiful but if you don't know the story it's all just items. In Melaka... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A must to visit in Penang and you should get a guide there. They will tell you an interesting story about the house and the "peranakan culture". The guide has a good story telling skill. You'll be amazed by the collection of this house.

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