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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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Meaningful, not fanciful

First of all, this attraction appear together with the Pinang Peranakan Museum and The Cheong Fatt... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2014
ning87
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Singapore, Singapore
Well worth visit

Museum had excellent account of yeap chor ee & his family & the straits chinese. Fascinating that... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2013
Wong C
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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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  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“audio guide” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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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
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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
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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...More

1  Thank Chris Y
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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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

In order to enter, you must ring the doorbell which took me a second to find. A bit camoflouged and just above eye level, the door is unlocked when you ring. It is 8RM and inlcudes an audio tour. I completed the tour in just...More

Thank ladylene
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I personally doesn't like much reading history in book type but I found that by visiting this museum with friend was far more better way to understand the history. My friend recommended us to visit this museum because you can personally see the antiques and...More

Thank Kitty C
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stumbled upon this museum while walking about Georgetown and were so delighted by our experience. A beautiful building with many gorgeous family artifacts. This social history museum is a very fascinating look at Chinese history, explained through the lens of one very important man...More

1  Thank BethanyA889
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

A most comprehensive recording of penang s social history of Chinese immigration . Attached to the Sire restaurant, have a bite to eat or just a drink and your entrance is free.

1  Thank AnnaLast
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

A beautifully restored building which gives a great insight into life for the Chinese. A social history museum which has wonderful displays - lots of fascinating facts and information. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and highly recommended.

4  Thank Pam L
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