Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pinang Peranakan (Babas and Nyonyas) Mansion


Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
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.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
The building with eye-catching splashes of color.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Cheki card game in the games / music gallery.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Near central courtyard

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Up on the second floor. Selfie xD

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Bridal chamber, 1930's - 1950's.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Where the walls were adorned with paintings of the kapitan's grandparents and parents.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Back corridor.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
The history and crafting of Peranakan shoes on display.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Oh, look what I've found!!!

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Bridal Chamber, 1900's - 1920's.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
The family hall with family portraits.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
So much to see in the porcelain and glass epergne galleries.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Like a queen I was. LOL.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
An antique cash register downstairs.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Here, you'll get to browse through tons of shiny silverware and jewellery.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Do, re, mi, fa, so... No touching please.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
The western dining area.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Hmm, interesting globes.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
More to discover! There's just too much photos to be fitted in one single blog post.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
Creepy ey!

Pinang Peranakan Mansion Penang
That's all, guys. I'm too tired to think or write any longer. 
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! Cheers =)

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