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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, George Town

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • 45 mins tour. Interesting story about Cheong Fatt Tze. Tour divided into two groups - English speaking and mandarin speaking. Small area to tour around. First 35 mins tour (included in the entrance fe...  read more »
  • I planned a week end in Georgestown with my husband without kids, so I decided to book something different from a standard hotel room. The Blue Mansion was a perfect choice. The hotel is located withi...  read more »
  • The Blue House is very interesting and is a lovely architectural gem. The house is also very photogenic. The guided tour could be shortened and still provide important history of the house and of the ...  read more »
  • Stayed 2 nights here during the Georgetown Festival, best decision we made! A wonderful weekend of heritage, art, culture & music for us, this centrally located, charming hotel allowed us to walk to almost all these major attractions! Added bonus for us -The most yummy chendol, lor bak, char kway teow are just a stone throw away...on Penang Road. This amazing building is more than just charming, it has a rich history behind it. Owned and managed by very knowledgable & passionate people, we count ourselves lucky to Hv stayed here & can take back memory of our unique experience at a UNESCO-recognized heritage site.
  • Took the tour which wasn't to interesting. Also was very hot inside.
  • While the house is pretty interesting to look at, the rest of my experience took me on a solo adventure in hopes I could avoid the guide's dancing, joking, and story telling. Moreover, they claimed there were 38 rooms but I only saw the entrance, atrium, one room upstairs and then the gift shop when all of a sudden a manager of some sort appeared out of no where to coerce our guide into working this Saturday. By the sound of it, she succeeded. The back and forth between them in the final stop of our tour was the best part. Go to check out the architecture, but stay for the drama.
  • Painted a startling blue and decorated with traditional Chinese flourishes, Cheong Fatt Tze was once the most extravagant house on the island of Penang. In fact it was probably one of the most elaborate mansions in all of south east Asia. Luckily it has not been too tarted up, or too sanitised in the process of being turned into a hotel.
  • Good and articulate tour guide but not many sights within the premises opened to non hotel guests. Not value for money.
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