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; houseyce.com.
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.
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.
The Penang Islamic Museum located along Armenian Street, George Town, was built as a remembrance for the contribution of Malay leaders in the development of Islam in Penang. The museum is also known as the Syed Alatas Mansion.
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.