Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Georgetown, Penang

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.

An unique vehicle modified from bicycle parts in front of Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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

A view from the ground floor to the upper level inside Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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 sure who is this, maybe a tour guide in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Not really sure who is this, but you can sit with him while waiting for your turn to start the tour.

Beautiful and neat carving of wood in the mansion.
Beautiful Chinese style carving on the balcony.

Antique dining table in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
A room that is heavily influenced by Chinese style and culture.

Tour guide explaining the history of Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Our tour guide in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion explaining the history of the mansion.

Glass ceiling allowing natural sunlight into 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

Wooden table and chairs in one of the hall
Another room in the mansion with these wooden chairs and table.

Luxury looking ceiling lights in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
European style ceiling and luxury lamp in another room.

Shoes of Baba and Nyonya
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, imported items from Germany
“Gelati Tutup” or Victorian Glass Domes which is imported items from Germany. First time I saw this in my whole life.

“Gelati Tutup” or Victorian Glass Domes, imported items from Germany
Another “Gelati Tutup” or Victorian Glass Domes. There are many of them in this hall with unique items in the glass dome.

Vintage shoes and Victorian Glass Domes show room.
This hall showcases some of the items wore by Baba and Nyonya and also antiques in the mansion.

Baba and Nyonya traditional cloth. Looks like cheongsam.
Peranakan wedding cloth, looks like a cheongsam.

Round Table in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Round table in the mansion with expensive looking embroidery that is well kept in the glass box.

Tour guide explaining the history of Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Just like the Chinese, the Baba and Nyonya have those ancestral tablets which are worshiped in a separate compound connected to the mansion.

Amazing Building Sculpture in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Amazing sculpture of this worshiping hall that looks like a Chinese temple.

Wooden decoration in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
A wooden item in the mansion which I’m not sure what is it for.

Wooden chairs and drawing in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Chinese painting and chairs in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

A very big door in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
The door in the worshiping hall looks like very tall.

A valley in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
One of the valley in the mansion connecting the many blocks of the mansion.

Chinese painting and stone sculpture
Chinese painting on the wall with a stone sculpture.

Ancient baby cart and chair
Spotted this ancient baby cart and children wooden chair in the mansion’s kitchen.

Kitchen in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
We also visited the kitchen in the mansion. All the cooking utensils and kitchen cupboard are well kept here for visitors to admire.

Classic utensils in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Another corner in the kitchen showcasing the basket and containers used by the Baba and Nyonya.

Stone Sculpture in Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Interesting stone sculpture in one of the corridor in the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Looks like a Thai’s God for me.

Ancient table with mirrors
Spotted this antique table with mirror between the male and female washrooms.

Classic chairs and decoration
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.

By the way, if you’re looking for more luxury places to stay during your visit to Penang, do check out these Georgetown apartments.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Web Site:

29 Church Street,
10200 George Town,

Tel Number: 604-2642929
Fax Number: 604-2641929
E-mail address:

Visiting Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm everyday including public holidays.
Entrance Fees: RM 20.00 for adult and free for children below 6 years.
Other sites:
Penang Travel Tips
Visit Penang
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