Pinang Peranakan Mansion at Penang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion at Penang

Located on the Penang Island, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion was a home of a rich Baba. Now as a museum, it offers an experience into the Peranankan lifestyle and traditions.

pinang peranakan mansion

According to its official website, this Chinese courtyard house is a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels, English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks.

pinang peranakan mansion ticket

The admission fee costs RM10 for an adult and you’ll get an information brochure and a sticker in return.

And today, kenwooi.com will bring you on another virtual tour into the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. :)

pinang peranakan mansion front hall

As you enter the building, you’ll be greeted by the front hall. The center area is open-air and it’s surrounded by partitions of rooms for different purposes.

pinang peranakan mansion staircase

The main staircase is a distinct feature of the European influence which uses of both local and imported materials. To get to the upper floor, you’re required to take off your shoes.

pinang peranakan mansion dining table

This western-style dining room is for entertaining the guests from Europe.

With over thousands of antiques and collectibles on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is definitely well-preserved and very valuable.

jewelery showcase

One of the jewelery showcases available.

dining plates showcase

Antique plates being displayed in a room.

pinang peranakan mansion potraits

Drawings of a couple from the older generation. If I’m not mistaken, the man is the one who built the mansion – Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee. He was a wealthy Hakka triad leader.

traditional wooden sofa bed

This is a wooden chair, or bed? It looks like a sofa bed, except that it’s hard.

I can’t help but to pose like a king relaxing while my concubines accompany me. I’m gonna have them wear modern cheongsam with boots.

sexy concubines

Life is certainly good.

Anyway, behind the mansion – there’s a backyard.

chinese medicine and herbs

At the back, there’s a place where traditional Chinese medicine and herbs are prepared.

servant kitchen

A small kitchen area and a dining table for the servants. Also, more antiques such as olden wooden chairs and traditional food mashers.

traditional wooden chairs

Well, that’s roughly all. Even though the Pinang Peranakan Mansion offers an insight into a rich Peranankan’s way of living, it’s just worth a visit.

Oh by the way, did you know that the famous Singaporean drama series – The Little Nyonya – used the mansion as one of the main shooting locations?

Take a look at these pictures.

the little nyonya casts

Above, the casts posed at one of the rooms. And the bottom photo, taken at the upper floor.

the little nyonya ladies

Hmm… wait a minute. Something’s not right with one of the casts on the photos. I wonder which one…

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the brief virtual tour around the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. :)



70 thoughts on “Pinang Peranakan Mansion at Penang

  1. I saw this very recently as the very first destination on new season of the Amazing Race Asia of which I’m a big fan of. U shud hv taken a photo of the piano. Anyway, this plc is definitely on the list when I go down to Penang next month. Thanks for the early insight Ken. :-)

  2. Lucky it’s a virtual tour else my kid gonna tunggang terbalik everything.

    Oh…no wonder the place looks so familiar. I saw this in Little Nyonya. Sad drama.

    the 13th photo. I have the same baby bamboo seat at home. Hmmm….wonder whether it’s consider antique hahaha…kaya lor

  3. Wah! when i saw the 1st pic, immediately i remembered about little nyonya. A good drama and i watch it everytime. thanks for the v-tour :) like it very much. by the way, Thanks for coming to Furdunesia@nline :)

  4. One thing i hate about museums is it depicts only the RICH lifestyle of RICH peranakans. *agitated* My maternal grandparents are peranakan and they are so poor! Where got house like this with herbs room and backyards… *emo*
    Thats y i start to doubt the credibility of museums.

  5. Wow~ nice editing. Haha!!
    Love the pictures with a lotsa nyonya beside.

    Anyway, Baba Nyonya house makes me feels “chill” la… just like “something” inside the house. LOL!!

  6. I was there last year. If you go in a big group, they will charge lesser with a guide. Did you went into to the place they pray? There’s interesting story about the crafts.

  7. firstly…i am so sorry that i am out from blogging for weeks and did not visit here. so sorry. work really killing me off lately.

    nice one with those beautiful ladies

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