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The House of Yeap Chor Ee

The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
6042610190
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Could Be Better - Needs to come alive

Rather overpriced when one looks at the other cultural offerings in George Town. There were no... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
XaghraDream
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Island of Malta, Malta
Private Gallery

It's a private gallery to display the furniture, decoration & others materials related to those... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Lee C
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who arrived in Penang in the 1880s. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the Gallery gives an insight into his life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China more than 100 years ago.
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  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Rather overpriced when one looks at the other cultural offerings in George Town. There were no audio guides and we were rather left to our own devices. Bit like visiting a library. Shame as there is more potential here than is being realised.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's a private gallery to display the furniture, decoration & others materials related to those chinese came Penang at the early 19th century

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is the original house of a poor orphan peasant who came from China at the age of 16 and made several fortunes in his lifetime. The narrow building has been turned into a museum with the personal belongings of the Yeap Chor Ee family....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I recently visited the House of Seah Chor Ee on our quick weekend trip up to Penang. We were there on a Friday and were lucky to have made it at 5.30pm (just before they close at 6pm and also for the...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The entrance looks a bit odd and you must very hard on the audio guide remote to make it work but the story hidden in this house is so amazing. I loved how detailed was the story of this fascinating Chinese migrants who came to...More

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Have always been fascinated with the Straits Baba Nonyas. I thought to check out this small social museum because of the excellent reviews. I was rather disappointed with the setup and staff. So you have to ring the doorbell to be buzzed in. You enter...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The house of Yeap Chor Ee is a nice little place to visit if you find yourself with some extra time in Penang, but not worth skipping other sites. The audio guide was complementary, but gave the same information as what was written on the...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Yeap Chor Ee was a humble barber. He became a shopkeeper. He ventured in the world of sugar refining and seller of the commodity. He became a money lender and then a banker. This is home and here you hear his story and learn more...More

Thank Alexander6011
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

A very beautifully restored place with a slightly modern touch, the House of Yeap Chor Ee provides a very quaint experience going through informative exhibits located on all 3 floors of the house. Information is well-disseminated via appealing infographics and photographs. Artifacts in this museum...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

This museum about the life of Yeap Chor Ee is fascinating and an inspiration for any would be entreprenuer. A man whose parents died when he was very young and then a misearble childhood until at seventeen he emigrated to Penang. Lived in squalid conditions...More

Thank Roy f
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