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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
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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Phume Phnom, Cambodia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A must for first time visit to Penang. Here you get to see the culture and history of the locals, with lost of artifacts and antiques.

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you're going to compare this museum to ones in the UK, you'll be disappointed. In terms of Asian-culture museums it's definitely worth a visit. The Airy, well-stocked, and culturally rich mansion is one of the main attractions in Georgetown. Plenty on offer, and although many exhibits lacked information and annotations, one of the guides (Happy) came over to us... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place. At first I thought the entrance fee was a bit rich but after 3 hrs I thought it was really worth it. Brought back all my childhood memories. All the furniture was from my time. When the Chinese first came to Malaya hundreds of years ago they were mainly men. They started inter marrying with the local Malay... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very good value, lots of exhibits with information about the different cultures in penang. Interesting and informative - the old wedding pictures at the end are amusing as they all look so miserable!

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Doha, Qatar
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Simply loved this mansion. So many historical things to look at, furniture, jewellery, glassware, crockery, photos. Such a sense of history, you can imagine whoa it would have been like to live there. Definitely recommend to anyone interested in peranakan history.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The entrance fee of RM20 is good value.This house is full of ornate jewellery, china, glass, furniture, but little of it is annotated so to get a better perspective and understanding of the contents and the history you must use the guided tour. We had Stephen Ooi who was amusing and well informed, and he gave us an excellent tour... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Exotic sights, sounds, food, very friendly people, easy to get around. History fascinating, especially the Babas and Nonyas

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K-City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was classic house of Peranakan family, who was really rich at that time. The museum content many jewelery, shoes, bags, all furniture also represent to this rich fam. I's nice to learn and knowing, about how they spend life in all the best level at past. Some of the part of the house, not yet well maintenance. When i... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not as good as i felt before i visit this attraction, new furniture and all item can sell, it seems like a shop more than a museum!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Historic house showing Nyonya furniture and household articles. Gives interesting insights into the Penang of yesterday.

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