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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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
Daegu, South Korea
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Daegu, South Korea
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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 under an hour but got a bit bored of the audio tour so I didn't... More 

Thank ladylene
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 the old building which has been restored. They also provide audio guides for you to... More 

Thank Kitty C
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 and his family which makes the information a lot easier to digest than other museums... More 

1 Thank BethanyA889
San Diego, California
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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
Adelaide, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 26 August 2012

The house has been restored perfection and is absolutely beautiful. The decoration, furniture and exhibits gives a sense of understanding of how life was back then. The effort put into the research and presentation of the information telling the story of Chinese migrants coming into Penang was amazing. Our guide was very attentive and very informative.

3 Thank Sumay N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Fascinating artifacts relating to the historical narrative, throughly engaging videos and an illuminating overall experience! A box that needs to be ticked when visiting George Town.

4 Thank thomas-powellcom
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

The entry ticket is rather costly.Unless you dine at the Sire Museum Restaurant, you have to purchase a ticket to go into the House of Yeap Chor Ee who was an early century entrepreneur in Penang. His personal collection is very interesting.Also ,it gives an insight into the arrival of the Chinese immigrants who first arrived in Malaya to earn... More 

3 Thank windermere99
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Penang is not so much about its beaches. Its these little gems that make it special. Knowing that this enterprising man lived in this house creates a real link with his world. worth allocating half a morning...reward yourself with coffee and croissant after the tour!

5 Thank choongkhuatyau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Small, bright and airy gallery in the old part of Penang designated a historic city of the Straits of Melaka. It brings back vague childhood stories told by the old ladies at home, except the exhibits are factual and put together in a way that tells a bigger story. A story of the early chinese settlers and the heritage they... More 

4 Thank WinyKL

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