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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. Plan to visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion during your George Town vacation using our convenient George Town trip itinerary planner.
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  • As per subject. Visit at a Fee. Do wait for the in-house English speaking guide for an in-depth and informative visit. Do you know that CCTV was available during the 1800s?  more »
  • A great place if you love history and culture. With a tour guide around the mansion and a vast collection of traditional furniture and novelties it was worth every cent of the ticket.  more »
  • I am not a museum type of person but I enjoyed this tour and learnt a lot about the peranakan culture and customs. The house and family temple have been preserved very well. The collections are exquis...  more »
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  • Amazingly well preserved artifacts. Very interesting to look at and to listen. There are English/Chinese/Thai/Cantonese tours for tourists. Special thanks to our tour guide Stanley who made it even more enjoyable! Definitely would recommend for tourists & locals!
  • Definitely a must visit for folks who are interested in the Peranakan culture. Our guide, Stanley was humorous and knowledgeable (in English). His quick witted trivals made the crowd laugh throughout the tour. The house and exhibits are very exquisite and well maintained. Definitely well worth the RM 21 spent for entry.
  • Stanley definitely made our visit. Very knowledgeable with great sense of humour. The mansion itself was amazing to walk through, with exquisite mother of pearl furniture and handicraft collection that is hard to forget. Will definitely come back in the quieter time to cool down from blistering Penang heat on our next visit.
  • I loved it. So beautiful. I chose not to take the tour and just took my time walking around for an hour. I was bummed the family temple was not open.
  • A comprehensive guided tour is provided through the mansion and adjacent buildings. The message of the mansion tells a good story about the Chinese in Penang, but not so much of the Malay aspect.

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