Fodor's Expert Review Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Penang Historic Home
More than 1,000 antiques are on display here within this grand 19th-century mansion that was once the home of wealthy Chinese immigrant Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee, who made his fortune in opium. The Kapitan himself was not Peranakan, but he had his home built in Peranakan-style: an eclectic blend of Chinese, Malay, and British influences. The exquisite furniture, clothing, jewelry, and porcelain seen inside this beautiful home is not original to the house itself, though all the pieces are authentic to the region. The house suffered several decades of neglect before being restored and filled with its current furniture and accessories.
Historic Home Museum/Gallery Historical

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29 Lebuh Church
Georgetown, Penang  10200, Malaysia


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Rate Includes: RM21, Daily 9:30–5

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