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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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SC-TADoc wrote a review Jun 2020
Brisbane, Australia217 contributions98 helpful votes
A grand mansion that all tourists should come and visit to understand one man's excellent efforts to contribute to the growth of the city of Medan through local and Chinese migrant labour. Tjong A Fie was an associate of Cheong Fatt Tze (Blue Mansion in Penang, Malaysia), and both mansions certainly have their similarities. When we arrived, an English speaking guide took us around. He was from the local university and this was his gig to practise speaking English. He refused to accept money, but we pressed it into his hand and he was more than appreciative. The 'tour' was an hour but we spent another hour going through the mansion ourselves.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Danny K wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia561 contributions191 helpful votes
This interesting attraction opens its doors at 9am and charges a IDR35,000 entrance fee which was well worth it. The building looks old and dilapidated from the outside but very grand and posh on the inside and clearly shows how the very wealthy and super influential lived their lives in the past. The entrance fees cover the services of a guided tour around the mansion and on a busy day they have up to five guides doing the honour of showing the visitors around. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and dedicated about what she's doing. She brought us on a wonderful journey around the mansion showing us the various rooms and sections of the very huge house, upstairs as well as downstairs and at the same time narrating about the owner's lifetime accolades and achievements. This is a definite must-visit when in Medan.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Henry wrote a review Jan 2020
Medan, Indonesia27 contributions22 helpful votes
The Mansion is pretty well maintained and was the home of a prominent overseas Chinese businessman. It serves as a museum today, offering a pretty interesting insight into part of Medan's history/cultural fabric. It is close to the train station / Merdeka walk - can easily be reached on foot, or as part of a walking tour around Medan's old town. There is a modest entry fee.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Felix L wrote a review Dec 2019
Surabaya, Indonesia96 contributions19 helpful votes
Although already old enough, this building consider well maintained. We enjoyed the Chinese overseas architecture, and furniture, including some old photos related with Mr. Tjong A Fie. However the entrance ticket fee is too expensive compare with what we get in visiting this mansion.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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relax bro wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions6 helpful votes
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Over 100years old beautiful chinese courtyard house. One can imagine his immense wealth then. A guide is available to walk with you. Worth the visit definitely. Entrance RP35,000 Located along busy road.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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