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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

14, Lebuhraya Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
6-04-262 5289
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Ranked #11 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Tokyo, Japan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Nothing inside is authentic. The 7 terraces hotel has better artifacts. The lady leading the tour is atrocious going on and on about Hakka, humble, her excellent knowledge of history and fung siu.... Nothing she tells you is more than what you can get out from internet. The RM16 started with a 30min lecture in the hall. Her manner of... More 

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Cumbria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Predictably as the rains poured down, the 11am tour was huge. Full marks to the team who magicked up another guide and split the group in two. As others have mentioned: great guide giving an extremely informative tour: amusing anecdotes and descriptions made the history come alive to a very mixed group. A must visit location in Georgetown.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Entry is 16 RM for the tour (you get discount for their restaurant). The lady who did the tour was very informative and entertaining. Never felt bored with her. An hour well spent. The mansion itself is beautyful and it really gives you a feeling of how it was to be a rich chinese in Penang.

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Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This was a return visit for me and I was disappointed that the tour is a lot shorter than it was a few years ago as the mansion's hotel and restaurant keep a lot more of the building off limits but the tour guide made up for it with a fascinating talk about the history of Cheong Fatt, the mansion... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Take the guided tour for a understanding of the partiarch and the times. Stop next door for a cheap & good meal.

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Singapore
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you enjoyed visiting the Peranakan Mansion, you will enjoy visiting this place! The mansion was used as the location for the film "Indochine", starring Catherine Deneuve. Singaporean actress, Tan Kheng Hua, also apparently loves this place and has even written and acted in a play related to it. There seems to be, however, fewer rooms and stuff to view... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This house was owned by the richest man in south east Asia back to his time, acknowledge as Rockefeller of the east, however the legacy not carried by his descendants. The house was abandoned before 1989 and was bought by some people that care about the Hakka culture and want to preserve it, the restoration took 6 years with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a beautiful mansion with really good tours run and given by the mansion- they are really informed and have lots of great stories about the background and owners. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The guided tours given by the mansion are really good. The guide knows a lot about the history of the place and provides a good insight in why it was built this way and how they restored it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm sure staying here would be great, but the tour was expensive and went through 3 rooms. And I couldn't understand the guide, and I couldn't hear her too well, either. But we saw very little of the mansion. I recommend looking at the outside, and looking up Cheong Fatt Tze on the internet, his story was very impressive.

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