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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town provided by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town
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Duration:
45m
Group size:
24
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45m
  • Group size:
    24
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Please come to the side entrance (to the left as you face the mansion) to enter. It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 mins before the tour starts
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion also operates as a hotel. We ask for your understanding that there will be certain areas that are inaccessible to public tours as we are obliged to respect the privacy of staying guests as well.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Please come to the side entrance (to the left as you face the mansion) to enter. It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 mins before the tour starts
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion also operates as a hotel. We ask for your understanding that there will be certain areas that are inaccessible to public tours as we are obliged to respect the privacy of staying guests as well.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Itinerary
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    Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    Please come to the side entrance (to the left as you face the mansion) to enter. It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 mins before the tour starts
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    Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Take a step back into the past on the remarkable journey of Cheong Fatt Tze and his rise from a mere ‘bearer of river water’ to his legendary status as the Rockefeller of the East, J.P. Morgan of China and the Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China.
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inasraras
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions
Apr 2022
A beautiful historical house that should be on your destination list when you are in Georgetown, Penang. The price is worth the experience. The ticket can be purchased online or on the spot, however, please note that they only have scheduled tours at 11 am and 2 pm. The guide explained everything in a very detailed yet entertaining way, so you feel like you can absorb the story easily.
Written 9 May 2022
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IBOYA
Simpang Ampat, Malaysia17 contributions
Aug 2020
we were visiting the Blue Mansion during covid times, only limited people are allowed to enter per tour. the entering and the tour itself safe, temperature checked, hand sanitizer provided.
the guided tour itself started punctually and Mr. tour guide was telling a lot about the historical background and the builder/original owner of the house. even though the story fascinating we easily got bored by just standing at the entrance hall and staring the tiles and the wood panels for 15 minutes.
after we allowed to enter the main atrium was much more to see, brilliant architecture and very detailed decorations, beautiful color choice, professional restoration. still was not very obvious that is allowed to 'leave the group' or we have to keep on walking together.
all in all was a good experience, but to see and experience everything must to stay min. 1 night as hotel guest. when it comes to the guided part i would consider to give a possibility not to listen but only explore and read the history in own peace.
Written 22 September 2020
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ScubaLexi
Boulder, CO7 contributions
Jan 2020
I'm usually not one for guided tours, and as the number of attendants slowly climbed to an overwhelming number, I wondered if signing up had really been a good idea. Sally, our spunky tour guide completely blew us away with her storytelling ability and and knowledge of the mansion though. She spoke through a microphone the entire time, allowing the entire group to hear her. I am glad I signed up for the tour, just because of her expertise. She truly made the experience memorable despite the crowd. Getting good photos is difficult during the tour due to all the tourists, but there is time afterwards as the crowd thins out to walk around and take whatever photos you desire.
Written 7 January 2020
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irepat
Madrid, Spain43 contributions
Feb 2020
The guided tour is long winded and only visits a limited part of the blue mansion.
Save the 25 ringgit of the tour and spend that on a drink at the bar, you will have access to the same parts of the mansion.
You can also go for lunch ( three course meal for 75) at Indigo restaurant, you will see more of the mansion than on the guided tour.
Written 17 February 2020
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Travellator
54 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Cheong Fatt Tze or The Blue Mansion has always been in my list of must-see in Penang. I went on their guided tour recently and was not disappointed one bit.

This mansion is huge, with 38 rooms, 5 courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 windows according to our tour guide Clement who incidentally, is sooo good! His narrative is clear and lively, and he makes the mansion, the past and the long gone owners and dwellers come alive though his story telling!

This mansion of eclectic Chinese and European architecture was actually left to ruins but was beautifully restored by an architect by the name of Mr Laurence Loh who successfully bid for the building (when it was put up for sale) and faithfully restored it to its former glory. Apparently there were other bidders, one of whom a developer who wanted to tear down the building to redevelop the place. What a shame it would have been if this grand old heritage building was torn down!

I urge everyone to go see for themselves how grand this mansion is and learn from the guided tour its history to really appreciate why it is regarded as Winner of 'Most Excellent Project' by UNESCO Heritage Conservation Awards 2000 and deemed 'One Of The 10 Greatest Mansions In The World' by Lonely Planet 2011.

Movie buffs may also be interested to know that the Blue Mansion was one of the film locations for 'Crazy Rich Asians' (2018) and for Academy Award Winning 'Indochine' (1995).
Written 8 March 2020
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CFT-TBM-Mgr
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour !The tour covers the historical aspect as well as the restoration of the mansion, and for a different experience you can also come and dine with us at Indigo, enjoy the weekend guzheng performances at the bar, or even check-in and stay at our beautiful rooms. We hope to see you again soon. The Blue Mansion Team
Written 15 April 2020
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Ty Lee
1 contribution
The mansion itself is quite an architecture marvel which I am glad was successfully preserved by the architect who bought the site when the mansion went to market. I see comments comparing this to the Peranakan museum, however I personally don’t think it’s a fair comparison cause the Blue Mansion is not a Peranakan house.

Clement was delightful as our tour guide and has a true passion for heritage, sprinkling the tour with some humour about Chinese culture observed throughout the mansion. Yes, large parts of the mansion is off limits to tour, but the most important (and majestic) part of it is covered in the tour.

The mansion relies on proceeds from tour and hotel operations to sustain operations and maintenance cost, thus RM25 is not expensive as one would be contributing to the conservation of heritage in Malaysia.
Written 3 October 2020
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Fred L
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Blue Mansion in Penang last year and thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this beautiful building. The tour was led by our guide Christine who not only gave us the background and history of the building but in a fun and entertaining way brought some life to the sights through dramatising expressions. Thanks, Chris, for making the tour an enjoyable one for us.

Fred
Written 28 May 2020
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Dear yipsengl, We are glad you enjoyed learning about the mansion and its highlight with our tour guide. We hope to welcome you back again soon for a meal, a stay or even happy hour at the bar!
Written 18 August 2020
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Ana
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Sally was an excellent tour guide and gave us a thorough overview of the history of the Mansion. She was funny and made sure not to overload us with information, whilst adding in excellent tidbits of information. The Mansion itself if beautiful and we got some wonderful photos.
Written 16 January 2020
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Đào Chung
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions
Sep 2020
Somehow this place was never on my top list when I searched on internet but thankfully I found it.
Took a quick tour worthing 15 RM, around 4 usd, and I was honored to be guided by Lee Loh, small and full of energy person who is the member of family running this mansion. She was so passionate and knowledgeable about the mansion. The public area was pretty small and limited, however with positive energy and knowledge she shared with me, 1 hour tour was way too much enjoyable than my expectations. I had learnt a lot. Once again thanks Lee Loh for my tour guide. This was my unforgettable memory in Georgetown.
Written 6 September 2020
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Firdaus Omar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia47 contributions
Jan 2020
We stayed at a nearby hotel and it is close to other attractions in Georgetown. We visited at the last session at 3:30pm. Admission ticket is RM16 per person. We were so hyped up to visit the famous building as seen in many movies. The tour was entertaining however probably a little bit over the top. It includes the history of Cheong Fatt Tze, the historic journey of the mansion, the design and along other information such as costumes of the period.

We highly recommend if you don’t mind paying for the tours admission. Some areas are restricted as it is a hotel as well. We would be much happier if they let people to visit a little bit more on the inside. Regardless, take more time to appreciate the exterior instead which was not in the guided tour.

As a movie buff, the information on what movies was shot on location was very interesting.

While you are here, check out The Edison hotel right at the opposite which is a nice mansion as well.
Written 28 January 2020
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Jkrc15
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Passionate staff
Went for dinner at the restaurant - ambience is very nice. Food was fine dining. The staff at the hotel entrance ve
chrisjavassal
chrisjavassal
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Horrifying!
First impression is always the last and my yesterday's experience is not terrible but simply horrifying. Total lac
Pedrocreano
Pedrocreano
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Colorful but decent Peranakan building
well represents culture of Penang... European culture is nicely mixed with Chinese... tour guide is very kind & kno
Manuel V
Manuel V
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Very charming!
This place is not a museum, is a house with inspiring history, it has nice decorations that represent mystical, cul
nigel g
nigel g
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Always an excellent choice of food and drink
Pop in quite often for a nice cold beer and chill by the beach side and a great atmosphere and service
Lavenderbliss89
Lavenderbliss89
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great tour of blue mansion!
very beautiful and huge mansion! a few shows were shot here! u can learn about the beautiful cultures and arts when
chrisjavassal
chrisjavassal
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An institution in Georgetown
First of all we didn’t sleep there as we do have our own accommodation on the island but I always enjoyed to go the
Leonardo1816
Leonardo1816
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Top 10 mansion in the world
What more to say, the top 10 mansion in the world!!! And crazy rich asian! Beautiful building, could have been main
saronic
saronic
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visits only by guided tour
Unlike the Pinang Peranakan Mansion the 'Blue Mansion', the Cheong Fatt Tze, can only be visited by guided tour. To
ClarissaCSL
ClarissaCSL
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Good tour but expensive
The mansion is beautifully restored and we paid RM25 for the english tour. Our tourguide was informative but as the
krithika19
krithika19
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Feather in the hat for Georgetown
As you walk the streets of Georgetown, an Indigo Mansion is sure to make you stop by and gaze at its beauty. Even b
Mrs-Dalloway-here
Mrs-Dalloway-here
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The tour was a lot of fun
A very funny guide, and I learnt so much. He was able to answer several questions people had and kept the whole thi
Harrison-F-Carter
Harrison-F-Carter
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Striking appearance...
We weren't interested in going on a guided tour, which was the only option for entering, but we were happy just to
kareemartist1994
kareemartist1994
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Bold in Blue!
A wonderfully insightful tour of one of the most marvellous mansions on this side of the Orient. THANK YOU SALLY! F
YvonneK66
YvonneK66
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A Penang Experience
Lovely rooms and great value. The tour round the mansion was excellent. A great combination of culture and luxury
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