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The House of Yeap Chor Ee

The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Fascinating!

How did a young, penniless Chinese 19th century immigrant become one of Penang's wealthiest men who... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
rugiez
Interesting family house

Interesting family house filled with history, style, class, and antiques. The house is clean and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Reise2012
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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 21 January 2016

How did a young, penniless Chinese 19th century immigrant become one of Penang's wealthiest men who at various times controlled Malaysia's sugar business or the world's tin trade? The House of Yeap Chor Ee advertises itself as a "social history gallery," and that is what...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Interesting family house filled with history, style, class, and antiques. The house is clean and well kept and one is free to roam around. The audio guide and video provide good information. Worth a visit if you are in Georgetown.

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a chinese immigrant who came to malaya worked his guts out to become a millionaire. He is a well know philantrophist in penang. You will be taken on an audio tour of his house showing his early livelyhood in malaya and how he...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I like the audio thingy they gave for the visit. Each section will have audio explanation and make the tour more informative instead of just looking at photos. Things inside are well maintained. And the place is very clean.

Thank epun
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

One of the richest personalities in Penang, Yeap Chor Ee was a Chinese immigrant from rags to riches fame. Filled with antiques and Peranakan furniture, this four-storey shophouse is now a museum and open to the public. Some interesting items on exhibit include the 1920's...More

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

Haven't heard about this place before, as well never heard about his name, turns out he was the founder of OCBC bank,one of the richest man of his time. He also very close to one of Indonesia's richest man,that was trading sugar. Found this place...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2014

The original owner of this house was a Chinese immigrant who arrived in Penang penniless and became a millionaire, illustrating the proverbial rags to riches saga. His heirs have opened (one of) his house and turned it into a museum furnished with its original mother...More

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

It was relocated the house of Yeap Chor Ee to the new location at core zone of UNESCO Georgetown, although a little bit small, but also can cater for all he history of the Mr.Yeap Chor Ee.

Thank Alan_KaiLoon
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

It was an eye opening and inspiring biography of Yeap Chor Ee which is well preserved for the public. You really need to take your time and slowly look at the artefacts. Pay attention on the detailed explanation. Thumbs up for the attentive staff as...More

1  Thank Billy C
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We found this modern display of the story of the life of Yeap Chor Ee fascinating in its historical detail and refreshing in its presentation of the contents of his home.. Highly recommended. We entered through the the main entrance, which was a bit difficult...More

1  Thank Julia H
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