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

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Walked past several times before we visited. So glad we did. Really friendly, informative guide involved in its restoration so quite passionate in presentation. Don't miss it for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Walked past several times before we visited. So glad we did. Really friendly, informative guide involved in its restoration so quite passionate in presentation. Don't miss it for its beauty and great story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating tour. The history of the house and its occupants was amazing. How the house came to be from its glory and grandeur to its decline and occupation by hundreds of poor people to its purchase and restoration in the last 20 years. Clement the tour guide was an amazing story teller and his mother's connection as... More 

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Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Guided tours only at set times, so make sure you are there are on time or they won't let you in. Guide is very informative and quite funny. You can also stay as a guest or eat at the restaurant. A beautiful of history, well worth the visit. Get there a bit earlier if you areddriving your self as parking... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great job on the restoration work on the mansion. The indigo color of the mansion is unique. The guide was knowledgeable and had quite a few funny anecdotes for all of us. We could not see many rooms as many of them are being used as a hotel accommodation. The old clothes of the long gone ladies of the house... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The mansion is beautiful and distinct due to it's color. The tour itself is given by a local Malay woman, who spoke impeccable English and was part of the initial team that purchased and oversaw the restoration of the mansion. She shares stories of Cheong Fatt Tze and his outlandish lifestyle and eight wives; how the mansion came into being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I LOVE the guide! she very funny and tell the history of the place very well... definitely not too miss if you got the time...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

only get to see a few empty space and facade of the buildings. listening to the guide explaining the history for half an hour. Very dull and not interesting at all. like something read out loud from script. An old mansion true, but being too commercialized by turning it into a restaurant and hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This was not as good as I had hoped, the 45 minute tour was basically the guide taking to us for 30 minutes in the reception area and 15 minutes walking around a very very small area of the house. The guide lady was really engaging and the story of Cheong Fatt Tze is an interesting one but the mansion... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Learned some interesting points about Feng Shui as well as the history of the past residents and the building

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Jambi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Really enjoyed the visit. There are several of these old chinese mansions across the Malay peninsular and Indonesia and this is a very nice example with a quirky history.

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