The House of Yeap Chor Ee

House of Yeap Chor Ee

The House of Yeap Chor Ee was converted into a Social History Gallery a few years ago, showcasing and documenting the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, a Chinese immigrant who came to Penang in 1885.
Also served as his first house, the gallery provides a preview of Chinese immigrants’ lives in the old days of Penang. Among these immigrants, Yeap Chor Ee was known for being a simple barber who later became a very successful and famous businessman in Penang.

The House of Yeap Chor Ee is located along Penang Street in George Town. For more info, please visit its website here;

Penang Isle: P Ramlee’s Birth House

P Ramlee House

P Ramlee was a famous entertainer in Malaysia, and a local legend who was born in Penang back in 1929. This replica house was built to mark the place of his birth and also to commemorate his legacy. The house is open to the public with free admission and is located at P. Ramlee Road.

Greenhall: History Museum of Penang

Pinaon Museum
History Museum of Penang (or Pinaon Time Tunnel) is a small museum recently established along Greenhall Street in George Town. Within the museum, there is a ‘time tunnel’ which basically showcases the timeline of Penang through various exhibits and sculptures. It was said that Penang island was once referred to as “Pulau Pinaon” (which sounded similarly to “Pulau Pinang” in Malay) by the British back during the time before the island was occupied and developed.

For more info, please visit its official website HERE.

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery which is located along Farquhar Street is consisted of a colonial-era building built in two phases in 1896, and later when funds were adequate, in 1906. For more info on the museum, please refer HERE.

Penang Isle: Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Located at Church Street, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (formerly known as Hai Kee Chan mansion) was originally the home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee, a very prominent figure in Penang. It is an unique heritage mansion built at the end of the 19th century with architectural influence from the Peranakans culture, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas. Though not a Baba himself, Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee incorporated the culture during the building of his mansion due its association with wealth and substance.

The Peranakans are a Chinese community adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, hence, created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences in Penang. The mansion cum museum is also the house to over 1,000 pieces of antiques and relics of the era as well as a testimony of that time’s eclectic design and architecture.

For more information, one can visit the official site of the mansion at

Visiting Hours
Monday to Sunday including Public Holidays from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Admission Fee: MYR 10.00