Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion information

Location
George Town , Malaysia
Address
29 Lebuh Gereja
More information
www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my
Prices
adult/child RM10/5
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
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This building rivals the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion as the most stunning restored residence in the city. Every door, wall and archway is carved and often painted in gold leaf; the grand rooms are furnished with majestic wood furniture with intricate mother-of-pearl inlay; and bright-coloured paintings and fascinating black and white photos of the family in regal Chinese dress grace the walls. The house belonged to Chung Keng Quee, a 19th-century merchant, secret society leader and community pillar as well as being one of the wealthiest Baba-Nonyas of that era.

After visiting the house, be sure to also check out Chung Keng Kwi Temple, the adjacent ancestral hall, which by comparison feels decidedly less flashy.