Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

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Visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a cultural center providing a valuable introduction to the Peranakans, a community of wealthy Chinese traders that made this area of the world their home. Set in a restored mansion, the museum's interiors and architecture display the singular style and aesthetics of the community, blending traditionally Chinese aspects with local Malay and, later, colonial British influences. With a wealth of artifacts laid out in authentically arranged rooms, the museum transports you back to the time period with immersive exhibits, information panels, and guided tours. Put Pinang Peranakan Mansion at the forefront of your travel plans using our George Town trip planner .
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  • I absolutely love the way they keep old clothes,makeups and antiques in very good condition..the workers there are very friendly and we’re able to take a break to take a meal outside from the mansion ...  more »
  • Peranakan history helps a lot to understand about. If you hate boring museums do not know what to feel or was substantially
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  • This was one of the highlights of my stay in George Town. I was accompanied by Malaysian friends who had never visited this grand house before; we were all very impressed. It helps if you join one of ...  more »
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  • Excellent sight. Wonderfully restored old mansion with informative guides to show you around (included in admission price). Our guide, "Fab", was able to bring the building's history to life with tales from the mansion's past.
  • Well worth a visit. Joining a guided tour is highly dependent on the guide--some are much better than others. But even without a guide is easy to spend an hour there looking at the fascinating displays of 19th century wealth and excess.
  • This is a fabulous museum that features all things peranakan with a stunning display of glorious antiques and artefacts of that bygone era. There are numerous rooms to explore and a large variety of objects to be discovered from beaded sandals to elaborate kerosong to ornate jewels to porcelain wares that would take your breath away. Good to come early in the morning where it is cooler and there is better lighting from the sun rays streaming through the courtyard. A definite must to visit if you are in penang.
  • I love this place. Value for admission fee. Many many beautiful place and stuffa inside mansion. Staffs are very nice. Glasswear collections are wonderful.
  • Voted top museum in Malaysia and #8 in Asia. Good to be here a day before Prince Charles. Join the guided tour. It's worth it

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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