also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community
of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world,
especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and
Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting
selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial
British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and
customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques
but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still
evident in Penang today.
At the Pinang
Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century
ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle
and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces
of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya
museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of
eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th
century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai
Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the
residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not
a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a
typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese
carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish
ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and
decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of
a stately home.
Monday to Sunday
including Public Holidays from 9:30 am to 5 pm
(Kindly make prior
arrangements for conducted tours and the viewing of the mansion)
Adults : RM20.00
(below 6) : Free
conducted tours are only available with prior arrangements for a
group of 5 persons and above. All rates are subject to change
without notice. Discounts are available to school bookings and
other large groups. Contact us for prior bookings and more
information to enjoy these special rates.
cameras are placed all over the mansion. Please refrain from
touching any display items. Food and drinks are strictly
prohibited in the mansion.
and photography are not allowed within the mansion. Any use of
photographs or video clips for commercial purposes without the
express written consent from the Management is strictly
and its grounds are available for private gatherings and events.
Contact us for further information and attractive rates.
and reservations, kindly contact us at
Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
e-mail 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pinang Peranakan Mansion Sdn. Bhd.