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“Must See” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
14, Lebuhraya Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
6-04-262 5289
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Ranked #14 of 77 things to do in George Town
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was our first tour of a historic mansion in Penang and it did not disappoint. The one hour guided tour was well worth the 12RM admission. Beautiful restoration of the mansion. Unfortunately most of the furniture is not original to the mansion, but it is of the period.

Visited July 2013
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“Cool but boring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The house is pretty cool, but you don't really have to listen to the guide since it's quite boring. ~ just a personal comment.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Family holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Interesting bit of family history. Definitely worth visiting if you have time, otherwise, just visit the Peranakan Mansion. Would be better for travellers without children to just spend a night here

Visited June 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“shouldn't miss seeing before leaving penang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

there are guided tours, which last approv 1 hour, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
very interesting insight into when the house was built and the history.

Visited June 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Lucky! Refurbished Mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Experience
-We didn't check the times properly and arrived at 3:30 and we weren't allowed in. As this was a MUST for Penang, we decided to join the 11am tour the following day. We were very lucky as the tour guide (Loh-Lim) is one of the owners of the mansion (she only conducts 1 session/week!) and the tour was exceptional with lots of interesting information/history on the family and rooms (allowed photos during the tour).

-From other comments, I guess the other tour guides need re-training as many reviewers were disappointed with the tour.


Tips
-ONLY guided tours are allowed (3/day at 11:00am,1:30pm,3:00pm)
-Right next to the Red Garden Food Centre
-Fee is RM12/Person (No need to book, just turn up 5-10 minutes before the session time)

Visited June 2013
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