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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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Terry wrote a review Dec 2020
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions6 helpful votes
We were staying one street back from this one, so passed by it each day. Every time, there was something interesting to see. Lots of little cute shops. Priced for tourist mainly but there are some spots for just locals as well. Friendly and safe. Just watch for the bikes!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Cyric Tan wrote a review Nov 2020
Malaysia3 contributions
what i like the most it the heritage building, and also those wall art and also the structure of those building are so well maintain. Keep it up guys !!
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Date of experience: August 2020
saronic wrote a review Oct 2020
Zurich, Switzerland17,853 contributions1,639 helpful votes
One of the most interesting and attractive streets of George Town is the not very wide, now pedetrianised Lebuh Armenian between Beach Street and Acheh Street. On both sides there are typical houses of colonial days, mainly built and owned by Straits Chinese. The name 'Armenian Street' dates from the early 19th century, when there was a small, but influential community of Armenians living here that had come from Persia. The Armenians had their own church and they were mostly merchants. Most famous are the Sarkies brothers, whose name is connected with the Eastern&Oriental Hotel in George Town, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Strand Hotel in Yangon/Rangoon. By the late 1930's the Armenians had almost all left for Singapore and Hong Kong. Today the street, popular with tourists, is known besides the traditional architecture of its houses for the street art, for the several souvenir shops and cafés, even a Swiss one called 'Edelweiss'. At No 8 is the entrance to Cheah Kongsi Clan House, at No 57 the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, dedicated to the God of Prosperity, then at No the Sun Yat-Sen Museum, dedicated to the first president of the Republic of China, who lived here in 1910, and at the end, at No 128 by the Armenian Park, is the Syed Al-Attas Mansion, under restoration, when I visited.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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shireen_murphy1103 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Infamous street for street art and also their artisan shops where you can find small trinkets and souveniors to bring home. Nice place to just walk about and explore the small lanes and streets. Loads of small coffee places and iconic temples on the way
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Date of experience: September 2020
nazrul wrote a review Sep 2020
Miri, Malaysia651 contributions83 helpful votes
It is a place for a leisure scroll while checking out the arts on the wall. Very creative and interesting. Less people these days during RMCO.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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