Located on Lebuh Gereja, right in the heart of George Town, Malaysia, Pinang Peranakan Mansion is one of the greatest examples of the extravagant Chinese Courtyard homes that were common among the rich merchants of the Baba Nyonya Culture in Penang. The Baba Nyonyas (also known as Peranakans) are a community of people that originated from the Chinese immigrants that came to the Straights settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) and developed their own unique culture.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion was originally the home of Kapitan Chung Keng Quee who was actually Chinese, but took on the Baba Nyonya culture and built his mansion in their unique architectural style in the late 19th century. Today it stands as museum displaying an amazing collection of antiques from this era, and preserving the grandeur of the homes of this time.
When I visited George Town, I went and had a look around this amazing mansion. It really is quite spectacular, and the antiques on display are beautiful. It gave me a great look into the life of a rich Baba from the old days of Penang, and of the interesting Baba Nyonya Culture.
I hope you enjoy this photo journey through Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Penang.
If you’re in George Town, don’t miss out on visiting Pinang Pernakan Mansion.
Visitor information for Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion is open everyday including public holidays from 9:30am to 5pm. Tickets cost 20RM for adults and children under 6 are free. The mansion is located on Lebuh Gereja in the centre of the old part of George Town, between Lebuh Pantai and Lebuh Penang. You will need at least an hour to see all of the mansion and attached temple.