My heart has been continually overwhelmed in the past few months of my stay in Penang, joyfully overwhelmed to see the myriad of heritage buildings, street arts, wall paintings, museums, themed cafes and restaurants emerging on this historical little island I'm falling for all over again. More and more tourists, both foreigners and locals are flocking the town area, particularly on the weekends, cycling and snapping pictures that they've become so mainstream.
On one fine and sunny weekend, my sis and I did not miss out on the chance to partake in such mainstream activities (there's nothing wrong with being mainstream on some things sometimes =p). We visited the home of an affluent Baba, built by the Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee at the end of the 19th century. Admission was RM 20 per adult and it's subject to change without notice as stated on the brochures. Not cheap, and I personally think it's unfair to simply increase the rates whenever they feel like it.
The building with eye-catching splashes of color.
Cheki card game in the games / music gallery.
Near central courtyard
Up on the second floor. Selfie xD
Bridal chamber, 1930's - 1950's.
Where the walls were adorned with paintings of the kapitan's grandparents and parents.
The history and crafting of Peranakan shoes on display.
Oh, look what I've found!!!
Bridal Chamber, 1900's - 1920's.
The family hall with family portraits.
So much to see in the porcelain and glass epergne galleries.
Like a queen I was. LOL.
An antique cash register downstairs.
Here, you'll get to browse through tons of shiny silverware and jewellery.
Do, re, mi, fa, so... No touching please.
The western dining area.
Hmm, interesting globes.
More to discover! There's just too much photos to be fitted in one single blog post.
That's all, guys. I'm too tired to think or write any longer.
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! Cheers =)