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Beach Street (lebuh Pantai), George Town, Penang Island Malaysia
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Learn about a life of grandeur in 19th-century Penang on a tour of Cheong Fatt Tze, aka the Blue Mansion. Book admission to the famed George Town landmark and gain insight into its eclectic architecture and heritage, based on the lavish lifestyle of its former resident.
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saronic wrote a review Oct 2020
Zurich, Switzerland18,596 contributions1,840 helpful votes
On my way to the Jubilee Clock Tower and Fort Cornwallis I walked through Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai), with a little stop at the basic Vietnamese restaurant 'Saigon Bowl'. The street is a bit wider than most in old George Town. Here can be found the 'Tourist Information Centre' at No 10, then plenty of interesting architecture. The street was one of the first to be planned after the founding of the town end of the 18th century. As the name implies it once followed the coast. In the meantime it is quite removed from the sea and to go to the Weld Quay behind the ferry terminals and clan jetties one even has to cross another street, named after Queen Victoria. The eldest of the stately buildings along Beach Street are in Victorian style and with neoclassical and Palladian influences. They are followed by the neobaroque Edwardian style like the Government Offices from 1907, which now house the Penang Islamic Council. Buildings from the 1930's are in the then fashionable Art Deco style. Since Beach Street was considered the commercial and financial hub of the town, many buildings housed banks like the Standard Chartered Building, the HSBC Bank Building (both in Art Deco) or the AMB Amro Bank, then Royal Bank of Scotland, now Bank of China, a neoclassical construction from 1905 by the architect Henry Alfred Neubronner as it says there on an information board about the 'German Heritage Trail' in Penang.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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