Malaysia is known for its rich heritage, which is still prevalent to these days. One of the historic man-made places that tourists find intriguing is the Peranakan Mansion Penang. This mansion is also dubbed as the Baba-Nyonya Museum for the vast collections of early Malay ancestor antiques, Chinese carved-wood panels, Scottish ironworks and English floor tiles. The mansion also depicts the early architecture and designs of Peranakans or Babas and Nyonyas—the ancestors of Malays. They are the prominent and affluent Chinese who settled in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, also known as the Straits Settlements—alternately called the Straits Chinese. The Peranakans adopted chosen Malay ways and later on the colonial British to eventually develop their own customs and lifestyle, including its unique cuisine and language. The Peranakan Mansion Penang, just one of the houses of Babas, was built around the 19th century—most probably at the latter part—by a local, ‘Hai Kee Chan’ which means Sea Remembrance Store. At the time, it served as the office and residence of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Restored from neglect and decay over the decade, tourists can visit the mansion Monday to Sunday, even on Holidays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Penang Island time.
Operation Hours: 9.30am – 5pm
Ticket Fare: Rm20 | Free for below 6 years old
Address: 29 Church Street, 10200. Penang
Contact: 604 264 2929