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The House of Yeap Chor Ee

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Address: The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of...

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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great history

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... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2014
Hangzhou, China
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Hangzhou, China
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Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

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 by mistake after exploring pinang peranakan house, as the place is nearby, around 5 minutes... More 

1 Thank Martin_Martin27
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99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 of pearl incrusted furniture and featuring a collection of photographs and charts detailing the history... More 

Thank Christine F
Penang Island, Malaysia
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59 reviews
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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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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 well. If you not plan to take the full tour. You can Choose to roam... More 

1 Thank Billy C
Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews
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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 to find on a hot day. If you come through the restaurant called Sires, I... More 

1 Thank Julia H
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

First of all, this attraction appear together with the Pinang Peranakan Museum and The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) in a brochure introducing Peranakan. However, the staff at Blue Mansion and this attraction clarified that they have nothing to do with the Peranakan culture. Nevertheless, the House is still worth a visit after you completed your visit at the... More 

Thank ning87
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Museum had excellent account of yeap chor ee & his family & the straits chinese. Fascinating that this illiterate man became such an important figure in penang. Do take time to read the info panels. Suggest to listen to audio set provided & then read the panels although I found tha panels more interesting. There's also a nice restaurant at... More 

Thank Wong C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Not quite what I was expecting. Like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the Penang Peranakan Museum which was configured to give one the impression of how the inhabitant lived, the House of Yeap Chor Ee was more of a collection of artefacts in a very much modern remodeled home. The premises is used primarily as a restaurant and the... More 

1 Thank Chris Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The House of Yeap Chor Ee is an interesting little museum which tell the rags to riches story of a penniless Chinese immigrant in the early days of Penang. It has a lot of old Chinese furniture and other items and exhibits that tell the story of Yeap Chor Ee which is probably typical of that of many Chinese in... More 

Thank GrahamWelwyn
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This museum is different than other museum, in fact the was a interesting story about Yeap Chor Ee but this museum didn provide you real tour guide. Inside of using human touch they will just giving u an equipment to playback the story about Yeap Chor Ee in each of the session. It was quiet boring because you cannot directly... More 

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