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“A piece of art in the heart of Penang” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
14, Lebuhraya Leith, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
6-04-262 5289
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Ranked #9 of 40 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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“A piece of art in the heart of Penang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This mansion, also commonly known as the "purple mansion" is steeped in history. You will be awed by its majestic look and bright colours. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden and other decorations that give it a very rustic apperance. You will need to pay a small fee to enter to join the tours, which happens approximately 3 times a day (the times of the tours are printed at the front gate). This tour allows you to further understand the history behind the owner of the mansion and the culture that is behind the building of the mansion. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful authenticity.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Enjoyed the authenticity of the remake of Cheong Fatt Tze's actual luxurious mansion in Penang. Good guided tour but i feel that the audience is too big for one guide.

Visited March 2013
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“Walking into a piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Take the guided tour (12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm) and let the narrator brings you into the world of Mr Cheong Fatt Tze and his beautiful mansion.

Visited March 2013
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“tour a little too long”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

very informative and enjoyable but felt the tour was to lengthy, guide really knew her info and was proud of her heritage

Visited January 2013
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“Great historical tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The tour is highly recommended. The guide, I think his name is Paul, is very knowledgeable and conducted the tour with a lot of enthusiasm. Though the subject topic can be quite heavy, he had injected the tour with light hearted moments.

Visited March 2013
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