Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town

4.5
#1 of 258 in Museums in Malaysia
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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  • First visit to this type of property. It was very well restored and had a beautiful collection of jewelry and other things. Bathrooms were also very clean.  more »
  • I was hesitating whether to splash out the 20 MYR but it is worth every penny. The mansion is beautifully decorated, stuffed full of amazing artefacts thanks to the current owner, Peter Soon, but what...  more »
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  • WORTH IT! Expected nothing more than an ordinary sightseeing tourist spot but once we arrived, we were happy that there was a tour(including entrance fee: RM20 for Malaysians) to have a look around the mansion. It got better as the tour was very entertaining. Our group tour guide (Ricky) was very clear, informative and funny. Kudos to Ricky for letting us have a pleasant and entertaining experience!
  • Upon entry we were given an English speaking guide who took us to many of the rooms, showing us interesting pieces and answering all of our questions. Really interesting and ornate mansion. Tour lasted 30-45 min before we were left to visit the mansion on our own to take pictures (not all rooms were covered on our tour). Be prepared to take off your shoes before going to the 2nd floor. There are stairs - I don’t believe this would be friendly to those with mobility issues.
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