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Address: 14, Lebuhraya Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6-04-262 5289

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Great to stay or for the guided tour

This place has a great atmosphere and a fascinating history. I stayed in the kitchen room which was large, comfortable and quirky. The breakfast is also great! I also came back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Advertized as a Cheeong Fatt Tze Mansion a guided tour. Cost RM16.00 wether your western or malaysian. Listened to a chinese lady who was no doubt very knowledgeable but liked the sound of her own voice. All we saw was the main entry, a courtyard, went up one side of a staircase & saw 3 rooms with various old articles... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere and a fascinating history. I stayed in the kitchen room which was large, comfortable and quirky. The breakfast is also great! I also came back with friends for the guided tour which gives a real flavour the buildings history and insight into its builder and first owner. You can't come to Penang and miss... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Well you need to pay to go in for the tour unless you stay in the mansion which is also a hotel. We are only allow to view the front yard area. The rest are restricted and only cater to the guest. The talk is interesting but too long. I hope to see many parts of the mansion though.

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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

For the price, a tour round Cheong Fatt Tze's residence is well worth the money. Tour guide was knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the overall Penang history lesson!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history. Beautifully restored. Lovely and cool in the crazy Penang heat. Helpful staff. Good gift shop

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We’d come the day before but were too late for the tours (3x per day) and were not even allowed to take a photo of the outside, hmmm…. We returned the next day for the tour. Our guide, Mr Clemens, was very entertaining and told us all about the mansion’s colorful history and its owner, in his time the “Rockefeller”... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I didn't know much about this Blue Mansion prior to visiting it, except that a few movies had been shot there. The spacious airy reception area has a high ceiling, intricate carvings, and a grand chandelier that transported me to the era it was built in. This was the meeting place for the guided tour. Our guide, a middle-age vivacious... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For an example of architecture that reflects forward thinking and planning, this mansion will surprise you with the way its owner had briefed the architects on how the elements of feng shui should harmonise with the concepts of sustainable living. Not to be missed!

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Phuket, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice restauration. Sadly only access to small part of the mansion. Should show at least one hotel room. Good guide, but should use microphone.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the richest men in the British Empire, this Mr Cheong Fatt Tze arrived in what is now Indonesia as a young penniless man from China. Soon, he mastered many languages, carried water and was a coolie...but worked his way up, married a rich young woman and started his own empire...self made, he built mansions wherever his trading branches... More 

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