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

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Historical building a 'must visit' for visitors to Penang

Interesting place, full of histories and definitely worth a visit. Easily accessible and located in the city centre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am sorry, I am not one to write a negative review. We heard this was a great tour, but it's not. You spend 90% of the time in the front lobby and central garden. Then they take you upstairs to look at old photo's and items found when they restore the mansion to a hotel. Then you are done.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting place, full of histories and definitely worth a visit. Easily accessible and located in the city centre.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First visited the Blue Mansion on my own in 2006. There was no need to pay then and there was lady there who shared about the history of this place. We were allowed to move around and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Last year, my friends visited me from Germany and I thought it would be an interesting place for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not worth going, unless you have never seen a Chinese mansion before. Require admission fee unless you are staying there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Was a bit disappointed with this place as i had visited the green mansion the day before. (Pinang Peranakan museum) more history and more to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For 17 ringgit (about $4.50), this was a really lovely tour of a beautiful mansion. Our guide was extremely congenial, informed, and funny. I would even go again.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Entertaining and informative tour of this beautiful heritage house. Joann our guide was very capable and well-informed, demonstrating good crowd control skills and humour. We had a large group, not something she had much control over, but she handled everything with aplomb. I did have to gently remind a mother - who was encouraging her very indulged 5 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, is one of Penang’s best-known attractions in an ornate edifice built in the traditional Hakka – Teochew style. The structure was erected in the 1880s when Hakka merchant, Cheong Fatt Tze commissioned its construction. It has also been featured in the 1993 Oscar-winning French film Indochine and the critically-acclaimed 2009 motion picture The Blue Mansion.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This mansion was worth visiting after seeing the blue facade and the rickshaws featured in many magazines. It helps to have the guided tour with the in-house guide. It seemed rather long at times - but very useful. Take time to see the rooms and its artefacts upstairs. For example: the disc records before the LP vinyl came into existence.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were to late for the tour that had just started, had to come back 2 hours later. We did. Just to stand in the hall of the mansion to listen for 30 mins (!) to the explaining tour guide. She was hardly understandable with 6 rows of mumbling people in front of us. Then we finally moved inside to... More 

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

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