Pinang Peranakan Mansion is our next historical place destination after eating soft boiled egg and toast bread at Toh Soon Cafe (多春茶座). Pinang Peranakan Mansion is actually belongs to Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee (1827-1901), which is a Chinese who loves the Peranakan culture. This mansion is converted into a cultural museum of Peranakan heritage by a property developer.
Spotted this unique vehicle outside the museum, providing services such as bicycle rental and repair. You can contact them and rent a bicycle to cycle around Georgetown, I guess.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the legacy of Penang’s Baba and Nyonya
Pinang Peranakan Mansion is a two level mansion. It is very big and has many rooms and halls for visitors to admire the unique culture of Peranakan. This mansion also has many antiques from European countries such as England and Scotland,
Not really sure who is this, but you can sit with him while waiting for your turn to start the tour.
Beautiful Chinese style carving on the balcony.
A room that is heavily influenced by Chinese style and culture.
Our tour guide in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion explaining the history of the mansion.
Natural light from the ceiling in the mansion. I noticed many of the classic house in Penang has open ceiling or transparent ceiling, such as the Sun Yat-sen Museum
Another room in the mansion with these wooden chairs and table.
European style ceiling and luxury lamp in another room.
Peranakan beaded slippers, worn by a nyonya to complete her Sarong Kebaya outfit. There are many handcrafted slippers with beads and embroidery here.
“Gelati Tutup” or Victorian Glass Domes which is imported items from Germany. First time I saw this in my whole life.
Another “Gelati Tutup” or Victorian Glass Domes. There are many of them in this hall with unique items in the glass dome.
This hall showcases some of the items wore by Baba and Nyonya and also antiques in the mansion.
Peranakan wedding cloth, looks like a cheongsam.
Round table in the mansion with expensive looking embroidery that is well kept in the glass box.
Just like the Chinese, the Baba and Nyonya have those ancestral tablets which are worshiped in a separate compound connected to the mansion.
Amazing sculpture of this worshiping hall that looks like a Chinese temple.
A wooden item in the mansion which I’m not sure what is it for.
Chinese painting and chairs in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
The door in the worshiping hall looks like very tall.
One of the valley in the mansion connecting the many blocks of the mansion.
Chinese painting on the wall with a stone sculpture.
Spotted this ancient baby cart and children wooden chair in the mansion’s kitchen.
We also visited the kitchen in the mansion. All the cooking utensils and kitchen cupboard are well kept here for visitors to admire.
Another corner in the kitchen showcasing the basket and containers used by the Baba and Nyonya.
Interesting stone sculpture in one of the corridor in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Looks like a Thai’s God for me.
Spotted this antique table with mirror between the male and female washrooms.
The mansion is very big and I don’t think we visited all the rooms. This is another room with Chinese furniture and many old photos. If you love cultures and antiques, do pay Pinang Peranakan Mansion a visit.
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