Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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  • Kevin Power
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kapitan's Household
    An impressive living history based on a private home, and a Peranakan cultural icon. This is my second visit and the team who carried out the restoration have to be congratulated. It really feels alive and I almost expect the Kapitan to majestically appear with his extended family. Always amazes me that the public can sit in the chairs and touch these artifacts.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Claire G
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Green Mansion
    Very interesting and strikingly beautiful place which shines a nice light on Peranakan culture. Its full of lovely and interesting artefacts, from beautiful Peranakan ceramics, to beds, to clothes and textiles. The attached Jewellery museum is also impressive, and included in the ticket. The gift shop there has some lovely Baba Nyonya ceramics, and the staff there were friendly and helpful. A trip to Penang has to include a visit to this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Sunita W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Penang Gem
    This beautifully restored mansion is an absolute must-see in Penang. It is part museum, part historical house, part treasure trove and completely enchanting. Go if you want to learn more about Peranakan history culture, or are simply interested in seeing extraordinarily beautiful objects in a glorious old house. If you can, please sign up for a guided tour. Our guide Francis skillfully linked past to present, humanizing the grand old house with stories of its inhabitants and highlighting artefacts that we might have otherwise missed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Angus Stewart
    Auckland, New Zealand175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    We loved our visit here . Stepping back into another time in Penangs history was amazing and so glad we went here instead of the blue mansion as planned. That’s mainly a hotel now so this way so much better . We loved it
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Safari03721495887
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well kept, and has lots of history & heritage to offer!
    Very much worth a visit! It’s well kept, has A LOT of antiques, and there’s more to it than meets the eye (literally!) because there are other parts of the mansion that you might miss unless you join the guided tour. Our guide was Francis, who was very friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. Shout out to Francis for telling the history of Peranakans & their culture very well, we could almost imagine what life would have been like in those times. 1000/10 would recommend! Price is worth the experience for sure.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Carol Tan
    Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opulent house of yore
    We were recommended to visit this mansion over the other famous one named after a color and were not disappointed. What a treat it was to see how the rich Peranakans loved in the past. There were lots of ornate furniture and treasures. I was wondering how come despite the size of the house, there were only 2 bedrooms. Perhaps the bedrooms were for show only. Be prepared to climb the stairs to the upper floor as there are no lifts.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 21, 2023
  • AngusPhua
    Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth Visiting
    This was a really nice museum with very intricate design and items/furniture. It is mind-boggling to look at the opulence and how rich Peranakans used to live in the past. Must have taken lots of money and servants to maintain the entire place. I do think that some parts of the museum are over-curated - would be good to see some old preserved parts of the house instead. I am slightly taken aback by all the signs that say (in the tune of) "once broken considered sold". This makes it feel more like a shop than a museum. However, I think the overall experience was still pretty good.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2023
  • EHinOz
    Woy Woy, Australia866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Penang!
    An outstanding example of a Peranakan Mansion, the property is full of high quality furnishings, ceramics, glass and jewellery. It's also a stunningly designed building with many fascinating features. Don't miss it!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into the life and luxury of crazy rich Asians!
    We enjoyed the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (also referred to as the "green mansion" far more than we anticipated. The 120-year-old mansion contains an amazing array of antique furniture, crystal, art, and collections of jewelry, embroidery, and more. The entry fee of 25 ringgit for adults is well worth the price. Be sure to join one of the tours (including in the entry fee) to get the most out of your visit. We would have missed many interesting details if we had not joined the tour.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Wil N
    57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice museum
    It is beautiful, worth the price. Like the collections. Missed the guided tour hours, a pity. There are some other tour guides that focus on Instagram photo sessions for their clients. This spoil the experience a little as they hog the beautiful place where u want to look.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK421 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lots of history and displays. Rooms were well maintained and lots to see, But not really our thing to be honest.
Was not well air conditioned.
Written April 14, 2024
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M. Misdianto
Jakarta, Indonesia365 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place offering an understanding a blending culture between, Melayu, Chinese and probably British empire.

The first time I am entering the compound, its take me back to the set of the “Crazy Rich Asian” movie. Since almost all the room looks like sevwral scene taken on that film. Sitting on one of the chair, fly me into the past to that time when thw movie was shoot.

All the rooms, collections and building is preserve with cautious, carefully taken and makes they displayed in their good shape for our fun, entertaining education.

You also, mostly girls, dressed with rented kebaya cloth provided by its compound with around 138 RM. I also meet several Singaporean that specially flew away to take a lot of good pictures within several scenic areas within this mansion.

The one I admire most is the Opium room. Once you entered the room, it can take you to the scenw of the famous comic books from Belgium, The Adventure of Tintin. Its room looks like depicted from “Le Lotus Bleu” of that series. Tintin is entering opium room to gather some information there 😄

In several scheduled time, you may also enjoying an explainable stories of the mansion, served in English and Chinese 👍🏻.

If you want to take a lot of good pictures and videos, I suggest you come as earliest time possible and choose to come during a working day since will not be too crowded.
Written April 11, 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited this magnificent restored mansion while staying in George Town, Commonly known as the Green Mansion because of its green colour. Built in 1890 by the very wealthy businessman Chung Kent Quee one of the richest men in Penang, Adjoining the mansion is a temple honouring Chung and it contains a life size statue of him.
The mansion is stunning inside and contains hundreds of Peranaakan antiques.
The mansion now a museum is dedicated to Penangs Peranaaken history and culture.
It shows how the very wealthy lived in that time .
Entry fee was 25 Ringgit per person .
Not a place to be missed when in George Town
Written March 27, 2024
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Christine Marshall
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a really great trip, I didn't fancy it as they said museum, but was so beautiful, each room filled with beautiful furniture and so colourful, you could sit on the chairs too
Written March 19, 2024
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Linda G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This museum is full of the eclectic collections of its owner. Some absolutely beautiful things. Take the guided tour for the full history and explanation of the exhibits.
Written March 19, 2024
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dragonboaterUK
Old Windsor, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours understanding local history and customs from the last couple of hundred years. The artifacts and architecture are beautifully kept, so the experience was both authentic and interesting. The guided tour is free once you've bought your entry tickets - we were lucky enough to have the excellent Stanly as our guide; he's a real character!
Written March 5, 2024
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Bruce M
San Francisco, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This place is a tine machine that tells the compete story of the wonderful story of the varid Perankan peolples and thier multi-faceted cultures. The nonya ware collections are the best displayed in the world, and the detailed bead work, silks, batiks, wordworking, etc. are all amazing. Having the visiting lady guests rent the beautiful arrays of sarong and kebayas, and then pose in the mansion for glamour shots, really brings the Mansion alive, giving visitors a real feel of what like was like for the well-to-do of the 1920's.
Written February 18, 2024
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Jean-Michel
Singapore, Singapore144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
As my tour guide mentioned 'History is the study of change over time, and it covers all aspects of human society'. If you abide by her statement, this place is definitely not history, but a distorted aspect of someone's perception of it. I think it's fair to say it's an assortment of antiquities collected from houses across Penang, placed in a mansion for the Instagram and Tik Tok influencers to play dress up. If that's your game, go for it. For everyone else, try Khoo Kongsi to get a better understanding of Penang's history.
Written February 2, 2024
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chatterbox-2007
US734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A beautiful historical site and museum to visit. Joining a tour is a good way to go and then you can take some time to explore on your own as well if you'd like. Beautiful artifacts and architecture. Cash only admission for a single ticket.
Written January 28, 2024
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Gary WH H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I had an outstanding experience with Francis as my tour guide at the Peranakan Mansion. As a Malaysian Chinese descendant, it was really interesting. His wealth of knowledge and engaging storytelling brought the history of the mansion to life. Francis's passion for the subject and charismatic delivery made the tour truly enjoyable, leaving me with a deep appreciation for Peranakan culture. I highly recommend Francis for an enriching and memorable tour experience.
Written January 22, 2024
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