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22 December 2010

Penang Peranakan Mansion

Day 4 in Penang and more sightseeing, there’re so much to explore in this little island. We visited the Penang Peranakan Mansion which in my opinion, is a must visit.

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The Penang Peranakan Mansion is a typical Baba Nyonya house rich with cultural heritage. It used to be home to the Baba Nyonyas centuries ago but has now been restored into a museum. Most of the original antiques are still preserved.

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Look at those pillars imported from EnglandIMG_2402

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Stepping into the mansion is like a step back 200 years in time. One can catch a glimpse of what the life of the Baba Nyonya is like in the olden days. It also reminds me of the Singapore TV series The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) which was filmed here.

Room where the wives wait for their husbands to return home… IMG_2405

…while playing Chi Ki
(sth like Poker i think)
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Infinity mirror from UK in the dining roomIMG_2408

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Double storey mansion IMG_2447

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Living HallIMG_2450

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The mansion is huge that it took us a rough one hour to finish the tour. It incorporates various Chinese and Western architecture from Chinese carved-wood panels to English floor tiles and Scottish iron works. What makes it more unique is its 1000 pieces of antiques and collectibles.

 

Antique collections
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Olden days of photographingIMG_2462

Love-bird chairIMG_2449

 

Nyonya costumesIMG_2442

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Dressing table & bedroom of newly wedded couples
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Entrance fee is RM10 for adult while children below six have free admission. I personally think the entrance fee is reasonably cheap since they offer complimentary conducted tours.

Kitchen

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Private pharmacyIMG_2494


Banquet Hall
(very posh)
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This is truly an eye-opening experience as i get to learn more about the Peranakan culture. Very interesting place!

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