Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Attraction 14, Lebuhraya Leith, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia Published on: 01-07-2016

1 hour
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Landmark
Must see
Kids
Architecture
3.00 USD

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
One of the noticeable structure that you can find in the heart of Georgetown will be the magnificent 56,000 sq ft Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a 19th century architectural legacy of Penang.

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Why Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is special ?

One of the noticeable structure that you can find in the heart of Georgetown will be the magnificent 56,000 sq ft Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a 19th century architectural legacy of Penang. Located at the Leith Street, the mansion is one of the only three stately Chinese-style mansions remaining outside China. The famous indigo-blue mansion is built by Cheong Fatt Tze; Penang most generous philanthropy and influential businessman which business empires covers most of South East Asia and Europe Countries.

What to explore at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion?

The mansion is entirely available for booking for themed functions such as seminars, dinners and weddings. You can speak to the persons-in-charge to have your event tailor-made to suit your budget and needs. Depending on the length of time, area required and size of function, the rental of the space starts from RM2,000 up to RM12,000. However, do take note that these prices are not inclusive of food and incidentals such as crockery, chairs, tables, music, etc but of course, these can all be arranged by the management. If you’d like to rent the entire house to put your guests up for a night they’ll never forget, you can do so too, giving you use of all the bedrooms and function rooms. The mansion is able to house up to 38 people at a time, so everyone will be able to enjoy their stay comfortably as you celebrate your events.

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Selling points

  • Nice architecture and informative tour
  • East-West perfect harmony
  • A majestic mansion
  • A must visit
  • Short but sweet tour
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
141.13 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
22 places

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14, Lebuhraya Leith, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • There are 3 guide tour times which are the only times one can view the house, so be sure to check the tour times first.
    Things to do
  • You are not allowed to roam freely on your own after the tour ends.
    Things to do
  • There is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor. Should try.
    Food
  • The Chinese restautant just open for dinner only.
    Food
  • Should take your guide for more fun informations.
    Experience
  • The rest of the mansion is not open to the general public as it is a working hotel & expensive restaurant. Check before you go. You can only enter the grounds by taking one of their guide tours.
    Experience
  • Bring your own water
    What to bring
  • Try to visit during weekdays. Tours start at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.
    Timming
  • The place closed quite early. Make sure the time before you leave. Do not come on weekend. Very crowed. The mansion is not open to public outside these hours
    Timming
  • If you are driving, there is ample coupon parking along the road right outside the mansion.
    Parking
  • Parking inside the mansion grounds is not allowed .
    Parking
  • There are 2 entrances. The left entrance is the one where you buys tickets from while the right entrance is barricaded with a guard seated there.
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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This review is for the B&B feature/services of the mansion.It is a lovely building with a lot of fensgshui elements and oriental/euro designs worked in. I love the courtyard -- and can easily spend hours chilling out there. The bed rooms are well appointed and tastefully done up.Now the down side -- this is an old house after all. The walls are a tad thin. So if you happen to have noisy neighbors (which we did), be warned. Our neighbors upstairs seemed to be packing or playing or - whatever -- it was late at night and we were kept up with them noise. The wooden floor doesn't help with heavy steps too. Next morning, we could hear them all over again (maybe 7 am?) -- heavy footsteps, things dropping and rolling, hair dryer..finally, luggage being pulled out... It was peaceful on the 2nd night .. :)We attended the house tour on a previous visit so skipped it this time.. Breakfast was a decent western style menu. Staff are enthusiastic and helpful . Overall - a pleasant stay - just us being light sleepers and having a noisy neighbor above.

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The house is beautiful from the outside and has quite some history. We had a very friendly and fun elder lady to guide us around the mansion. You could tell she was passionate about her job which made the guided tour a success in my eyes. She told us a lot of smaller but nonetheless very interesting anecdotes about the former owner.The tour only lasted one hour which is exactly the right amount to visit the mansion.

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This former rich Chinese Mansion is coloured blue, so it also called the Blue Mansion.The history tells us , the owner has up and downs in his life , and he believes in Feng Shui.Sad to see that very little furniture and artifacs left in this Mansion.The guided tour was informative and opens a new perspective of how the rich Chinese people lived their lives in the past.This place contains a small souvenir shop and cafe, we tried the ice kacang , tasted nice.Wear comfortable clothing in Penang because its very hot.

TripAdvisor View more

It is a lovely building with a lot of fensgshui elements and oriental/euro designs worked in. I love the courtyard -- and can easily spend hours chilling out there. The bed rooms are well appointed and tastefully done up. Now the down side -- this is an old house after all. The walls are a tad thin. So if you happen to have noisy neighbors (which we did), be warned. Our neighbors upstairs seemed to be packing or playing or - whatever -- it was late at night and we were kept up with them noise. The wooden floor doesn't help with heavy steps too. Next morning, we could hear them all over again (maybe 7 am?) -- heavy footsteps, things dropping and rolling, hair dryer..finally, luggage being pulled out... It was peaceful on the 2nd night .. :) We attended the house tour on a previous visit so skipped it this time.. Breakfast was a decent western style menu. Staff are enthusiastic and helpful . Overall - a pleasant stay - just us being light sleepers and having a noisy neighbor above.

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