Photo Journey Through Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

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.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Outside Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town

Trishaws outside Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Trishaws waiting outside the mansion

Courtyard in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The lower courtyard inside the mansion. The courtyard is at the centre of the home, and most rooms lead to it.

Antique table set in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

A small antique table set in one of the lower level rooms

Antique Vase in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

A beautiful old vase and flowers

Dining Room in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The lower level dining room

Interior windows inside Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Some of the beautiful glass and wooden interior windows that separate the room from the courtyard

Antique dining table in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Another antique dining table set on the first floor

Antique table and chairs in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

One of the smaller lower level rooms – more beautiful antiques

Second floor courtyard view in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The railing along the courtyard on the second floor

Second floor sitting room in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

One of the open second floor rooms

View to the balcony on the second floor of Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

View to the balcony overlooking the central courtyard on the second floor

Old TV in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

An old vintage television

Antique glass ornaments in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Some intricate glass ornaments on display

A bed in one of the bedrooms in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

A bed in one of the bedrooms on the upper level of the mansion

Wall painting in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

A beautiful wall painting and more antique furniture in one of the lower level rooms

Kitchen in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The kitchen

Temple attached to Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The courtyard inside the private temple attached to the mansion

Temple shrine in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

The temple’s shrine

Incense inside the temple at Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Incense for praying at the shrine

Candles inside the temple at Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Candles burning inside the temple

Intricate carvings in the temple at Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Intricate carvings for decoration inside the temple

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.

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  • Daniel Jul 10, 2014

    Thanks for the amazing post. This is an awesome place.

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