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Address: The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6042610190
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of...

The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who arrived in Penang in the 1880s. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the Gallery gives an insight into his life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China more than 100 years ago.

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Interesting family house

Interesting family house filled with history, style, class, and antiques. The house is clean and well kept and one is free to roam around. The audio guide and video provide good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeap Chor Ee was a humble barber. He became a shopkeeper. He ventured in the world of sugar refining and seller of the commodity. He became a money lender and then a banker. This is home and here you hear his story and learn more about his family. Wife #4 features as a unique character in her own right, as... More 

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Thank Alexander6011
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A very beautifully restored place with a slightly modern touch, the House of Yeap Chor Ee provides a very quaint experience going through informative exhibits located on all 3 floors of the house. Information is well-disseminated via appealing infographics and photographs. Artifacts in this museum are items actually used by Yeap Chor Ee and his family. This museum provides a... More 

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Thank pspam1234567
Newark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This museum about the life of Yeap Chor Ee is fascinating and an inspiration for any would be entreprenuer. A man whose parents died when he was very young and then a misearble childhood until at seventeen he emigrated to Penang. Lived in squalid conditions working as a hairdresser and then acquired a business and became weathly from sugar import... More 

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Thank Roy f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

How did a young, penniless Chinese 19th century immigrant become one of Penang's wealthiest men who at various times controlled Malaysia's sugar business or the world's tin trade? The House of Yeap Chor Ee advertises itself as a "social history gallery," and that is what it is. If you are looking for the feel of a "home" ("How did people... More 

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Thank rugiez
Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting family house filled with history, style, class, and antiques. The house is clean and well kept and one is free to roam around. The audio guide and video provide good information. Worth a visit if you are in Georgetown.

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Thank Reise2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a chinese immigrant who came to malaya worked his guts out to become a millionaire. He is a well know philantrophist in penang. You will be taken on an audio tour of his house showing his early livelyhood in malaya and how he worked his way to become a millionaire. these are a few of the early people... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I like the audio thingy they gave for the visit. Each section will have audio explanation and make the tour more informative instead of just looking at photos. Things inside are well maintained. And the place is very clean.

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Thank epun
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One of the richest personalities in Penang, Yeap Chor Ee was a Chinese immigrant from rags to riches fame. Filled with antiques and Peranakan furniture, this four-storey shophouse is now a museum and open to the public. Some interesting items on exhibit include the 1920's passport of a Chinese national and a Chinese Immigrant infographic panel. There is an admission... More 

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Thank nellielim
Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Haven't heard about this place before, as well never heard about his name, turns out he was the founder of OCBC bank,one of the richest man of his time. He also very close to one of Indonesia's richest man,that was trading sugar. Found this place by mistake after exploring pinang peranakan house, as the place is nearby, around 5 minutes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The original owner of this house was a Chinese immigrant who arrived in Penang penniless and became a millionaire, illustrating the proverbial rags to riches saga. His heirs have opened (one of) his house and turned it into a museum furnished with its original mother of pearl incrusted furniture and featuring a collection of photographs and charts detailing the history... More 

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