I've just read the other Trip Advisor reviews, written by people who really didn't like this place at all, and felt cheated and exploited. I have to say, I'm surprised: We thought the price high, but worth it. (The only other big house we visited, the Cheong Fatt Tse mansion, we considered the most depressing sight - large rooms empty of anything of interest, one guide, an woman with a weak voice who was hard to hear, who could only speak English despite the fact most of the visitors were Chinese - the tour there left us morose and unhappy.)
The Pinang Peranakan Museum is full of life! Lovely amusing music plays, there are all sorts of relevant objects to look at, lots of Yellow Silk-clad staff help out as you wander around. No one tried to see us coffee or anything else, for that matter.
We decided the high price was worth it, but that's just our opinion. Other people obviously did not.
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