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“Fabulously cluttered”

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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Private-Tour-Culture-and-Street-Art-Tour-in-George-Town
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Colors of George Town Walking Tour
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Half-Day George Town History Private Tour
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in George Town
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The place was chock full of furniture, glassware and knic-knacs. So much eye candy! Be sure to were slip ons as the shoes need to come off!

Thank EminOz
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This museum has always been a fun place to visit. It still has the architecture of the traditional Peranakan house. It also has a large variety of artifacts and exhibits belonging to true Baba and Nyonya.

BUT, it is best to visit with someone of a Peranakan culture. The guided tours provide false information and jumble-up their history on the Peranakan culture vs the British influence. They also do not have well-written description of the displays for visitors who decide to tour the mansion on their own.

Thank PingQ
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The House is well worth a visit. Loads of antiques, both Asian and European. The place really gives one a sense of the family who lived there. Not a fan of the bats in the Temple next door, but the overall visit was very well worth while.

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We visited the Pinang Peranakan Museum as we spent a day walking around Georgetown. Aside from knowing that it used to be a home of a wealthy Peranakan family, we didn't know much about it.

The visit ended up to be well worth the admission price. We did not participate in any guided tour (which would've given us even better appreciation of the history / heritage), but even just the one hour we spent there was good enough to give us a sense of the rich culture there. And if you're in Georgetown with the purpose of taking photos that represent its heritage, this is a must visit place.

There is also a small cafeteria in the back building where you can sample some nyonya food. We stop there for cendol, ais kacang, and some kuih. Coming from Indonesia, they were not necessarily different or significantly better than what we had back home, but it was good to have them there during a break before we continued on our city walk.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Welcoming staff and extremely interesting visit to a house lavishly furnished and decorated of the era. Really glad we went - totally unlike the surly encounter we had at another mansion we tried to visit

Thank Foodlover597
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