Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Time Required : Less than 1 hour

Timings : Monday to Sunday (including Public Holidays): 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Free guided tours are available at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM

Entry Fees : Adults- RM 20
Free for Children below 12 years of age.

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Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Georgetown Penang Overview

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, also known as the Babas and Nonyas, is a two-storey treasure trove of historical antiques and artefacts, making it one of the most unique museums of Malaysia. The iconic green-hued mansion is dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage.

The mansion is a unique and carefully preserved place where one can see just how the old Chinese houses were decorated with regard to their customs, traditions and grandiose. This 19th-century house displays Piranakan relics, antiques, collections, and Scottish-European interior.

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Highlight of Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is heavily influenced by both Chinese and European architecture.
  • Upon entering, one sees the wooden panels and open courtyards as is famous in the Chinese style which are intermingled with staircases made of material imported specially from Scotland or Victorian centrepieces and figurines that give it its European touch.
  • One can also visit the temple at the side of the house that honours the life and work of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee, the former owner of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

How to Reach

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is located on Church street which is at the outskirts of Little India in Georgetown, Penang. One can easily walk up to the street or make use of trishaws which cost a minimal fee of RM 1.5.

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