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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, George Town

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Visit Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a historical building and museum. Built by the Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze towards the end of the 19th century, the house displays influences from the design heritage of his native land, local Malaysian aesthetics, and colonial British style. Its distinctive blue coloration was achieved by mixing lime with the natural dye made from indigo plants, creating a hue popular during the colonial era. Designed in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, the mansion exudes an atmosphere of calm and good fortune in many aspects of its design. Take a guided tour to appreciate its subtle nuances, and how they reveal the spiritual and cultural inclinations of its creator. Add Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town itinerary maker.
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  • An interesting and amusing guide and most informative We tend to forget how much our culture comes from China  more »
  • The blue mansion was designed with a strict fungshui. It was interesting to get to know the history as well as its architecture. The lady guide was friendly and kind to tour visitors from room to room...  more »
  • It's a fairly short tour roughly 45 minutes and restricted to the few rooms the guide will show you, no meandering around. The place is full of history about Mr. Cheong which was like the "Rockefeller...  more »
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  • With an eye to detail and excellence, a Chinese Hakka merchant Cheong Fatt Tze aspired to house in a home that personified the essence of majesty and elegance. He shipped artisans from South China and imported building materials from as far as Scotland. The house was purchased by a group of individuals from Cheong Fatt Tze ancestors and was converted through UNESCO World Heritage site George Town approval into what is today. It is run as a 16-rooms boutique hotel. Guided visits are offered to the interiors of the Mansion. An Indigo restaurant offers dining experience on the grounds of the Blue Mansion. A bit touristic place and you may have access inside only by settling a museum entrance fee.
  • My wife and I had the most wonderful stay at the Blue Mansion over Christmas and wanted to pass on our thank you for the hospitality we experienced throughout our stay. Our time at the mansion was that beginning of our honeymoon and we were greeted with flowers on the bed in the shape of a heart. The room was an excellent balance between heritage and modern comfort, and each time we returned to our room after exploring George Town it was an absolute joy to return as we made our way through the beautiful building to our room. The staff were amazing and genuinely happy in their work, and we looked forward to the wonderful breakfast each morning in the courtyard. For me, these breakfasts were very relaxing, the food amazing, the staff friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere just perfect. As we were spending Christmas away from home, it was lovely to receive a small gift on Christmas day. It is these little things which really stand out and remain in the memories of a stay. The cherry on top was being told we could open the back door of our room (which we were unaware existed) and be the first to use the new pool area which had been finished that very afternoon. Again, this is something we will never forget. As my wife and I sit now at a resort in Langkawai, we find ourselves thinking back to our stay and actually miss being back in George Town at the mansion. You have very special accommodation offering which we would recommend to anyone and would love to come and stay again in the future.
  • Went here for the day tour. It was awesome and a very knowledgeable guide brought us around and answered any questions we might have. Very good tour. Worth visiting and value for money!
  • Very interested place to see, unfortunately if you're not a guest of this hotel the only way to go inside is to pay for tour guide at 11:00am, 2:00pm or 3.30pm. Tour will take about 1h and will be little bit boring, everything can be said in just 15 minutes. Please be aware that on this tour you'll just see only very small part of this house, and you won't be allowed to see other parts even you'll have free time at the end.
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is well keep, this is the house of a richest man in penang once upon a time. The house in blue paint is very attractive. When you tour inside the house, the tour guide will tell you the history of Cheong Fatt Tze, and also sharing the feng shui of the house.