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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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I like the audio thingy they gave for the visit. Each section will have audio explanation and make... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2015
epun
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Penang, Malaysia
via mobile
Rags to riches philantrophist

One of the richest personalities in Penang, Yeap Chor Ee was a Chinese immigrant from rags to... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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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
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
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

1  Thank Martin_Martin27
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
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
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
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
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....More

Thank ning87
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...More

Thank Wong C
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...More

1  Thank Chris Y
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