Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Alpha Utara Gallery
Housed in an attractively renovated traditional townhouse, Alpha Utara Gallery is an exhibition space for paintings by contemporary...
Hip bar with a laidback attitude that features some live acts and hosts a pretty large – and mixed – expat and well-to-do local crowd....
Kafeteria Eng Loh
A very simple and rather frayed coffee shop, always full of locals chatting over bowls of kway teow (broad rice noodles) and...
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion information
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.