The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is a stately mansion, refurbished to reflect bygone days of the Straits Chinese settlement in Penang.
This magnificent townhouse is the former residence and office of Chinese Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. He was a 19th century Hakka tin-miner and secret society leader of Hai San.
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is filled with more than 1,000 antiques and collectibles. The residence is unique and incorporates various Chinese architecture.
The townhouse, built in the 1890s incorporates Chinese carved-wood panels, with English floor tiles and Scottish iron works.
Take note that photography is not allowed within the mansion. Special permission has to be requested beforehand.
Visiting hours: Monday-Friday from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Saturday from 9.30 am to 3 pm (closed on Sunday and public holidays). Admission: Adults (ages 12 and above) – RM 10. Children below 12 – Free.
How to get there
Take a taxi to the mansion. It is situated on a busy section at Church Street.
Penang has a wide range of accommodation available, from basic backpacker’s hostels to 5-star hotels.