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Colonial Penang Museum

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Colonial Penang Museum

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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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tana_balan wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia77 contributions22 helpful votes
Strongly suggest to visit this temple during Thaipusam as it will give immense experience about the festival and Hindu cultural experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wong WY wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions5 helpful votes
Great collection of antiques and some paintings in a mansion. For the entrance fee they charged (RM 30 per person for adult), I expected we were guided by an experienced docent but unfortunately the young girl who guided us was inexperienced and merely memorizing the few lines for selected exhibits. Her knowdledge on history was limited. I believe this visit will be more memorable if the guide is competent.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Phil H wrote a review Feb 2020
Slough, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife, my one year old daughter and I have just visited this museum. My wife is from Penang and I wished to learn something about the past. It was approximately £6 per adult. We were given a guided tour by a friendly knowledgeable guide for about 30 minutes. The house is full of antiques bought by the owner, European items that were originally bought by Chinese merchants. It was very interesting and you get a feel for Penang's colonial past but my wife wonders if it shouldn't be called 'Penang Antique Museum' instead. The wish I have is that we be allowed to wander the museum by ourselves but our guide says this isn't possible. This is a shame as in a museum you need time to peruse at your own pace.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Daniel wrote a review Feb 2020
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Most items r in top condition ,very beautiful pair his / hers nyonya tables, mirror top & seats..pair huanghuali cabinets; feel the exquisitely smoothness of them ..highly sought after by museums.Many lead light windows..No jewels,minimal gold bar Tiger eyes..Also white Italian marbel sculptures.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LindaJensen wrote a review Jan 2020
Napa Valley, California70 contributions7 helpful votes
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An amazing collection put together by one woman in a lovely old colonial home. I especially loved items personal to her when she lived in the home.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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