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“Amazing tour guide” 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 #11 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Shanghai, China
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“Amazing tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The mansion itself is great but the inside lacks content. There is really not so much to see apart from some photographs and great art at the balcony. That being said, the tour guide was amazing so even though the content was lacking she tried to make us use our imagination and it kinda worked. I would still go there again although I have to admit that the Penang Peranakan Mansion is better in terms of the content available (lacks great tour guides though). Overall, worth a trip for sure.

Visited January 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Well worth the RM12”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Apart from being a cool place to visit, it is cool whilst you are there.
The guide was great with the facts not only of the life and times of Cheong Fatt Tze but a lighter look at Chinese life and beliefs. A change from the fascinating temples that abound in George Town. Also just up the road from the Red Garden Food Paradise & night market.

Visited January 2014
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“History without content”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a fine building and from the outside it looked as though we were in or a treat. The wonderful blue facade made famous by the Catherine Deneuve film Indochine promises so much but apart from the photographs of the owner and his family there is very little to see.
Our wonderful guide worked very hard to generate some feeling to the house but with so little content it was a difficult task.
If you want to see how a house of this type would have looked please go to the Penang Peranakan Mansion which is much better presented.

Visited January 2014
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“Good knowledgeable tour guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion also called the Blue Mansion has been meticulously restored at a cost of $8 million. There are 3 fully guided English speaking tours and the guides are good. They rattle off facts figures and anecdotes without notes and a visitor would come away with lots of information and trivia on the period, the architecture and the people. I've been on this guided tour a few times (going with different groups of friends) and all the guides are excellent. My suggestion would be for the Mansion to offer a fully-guided Chinese tour on selected days as the China tourists on my tour were clearly bored as they did not understand and were chatting loudly among themselves instead.

Visited January 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Photo op”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Went here and seen Chinese cultural show, definetly worth a visit. Some small food stalls, not great but the building is the star

Visited December 2013
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