Penang Isle: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion


Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a historical and cultural rich building located along Leith Street in George Town, Penang. A winner of multiple historical and heritage awards including the ‘Most Excellent project’ Award at the UNESCO Heritage Awards 2000, the blue mansion is one of the most visited and a definite tourist destination in Penang. The mansion is said to be one of the two of its kind outside China which also features architecture design of both Chinese and Western influences. The mansion was built by a famous Chinese merchant in 1880s named Cheong Fatt Tze and it has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases with 220 vernacular timber louvre windows.

The mansion now serves as both a museum (with guided group tours) and a boutique hotel at the heart of Penang’s heritage zone. There is a daily guided heritage tours of the house in English (11am / 1.30pm / 3pm) with an admission fee RM 12 per person. For more information, please visit its official page HERE.

Penang Street Art (Wish Granted)


There used to be a large painting of a Tapir with the caption “Guess I’m Next To Be Erased” on the wall before it is being ‘erased’ by the Panda.
This wall painting can be found on the side wall of a blue building facing an open car park located along Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong (opposite 1st Avenue shopping mall). It is not clear who painted the mural.