PENANG / PULAU PINANG - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Historical & Heritage Sites

 
 

Trace Penang's colourful history and experience the exotic m?ange of cultures as you embark on a leisurely round-island tour.

 
 

CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION

 

A stately Chinese dwelling with 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture, the interior features beautiful bedrooms, libraries, ceremonial halls, courtyards and gardens. In the year 2000, it won the ?Most Excellent Project? for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. This indigo-blue mansion houses a rare porcelain collection, sculptures, carvings, tapestries, embroideries and antiques. Across the road are five blue shophouses which were formerly quarters of the servants attached to the mansion.

Opening hours: 11.00am - 3.00pm (guided tour)

 
 
 

CHINATOWN

 

Stretching from Weld Quay to Lebuh Stewart, Lebuh Campbell to Lebuh King, Chinatown is large, well preserved and provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of Chinese immigrant settlers who came here in the 1800s. Visitors will be intrigued by the many clan houses, shophouses and temples found along these streets.

 
 
 

FORT CORNWALLIS

 

The fort was built on the site of Sir Francis Light?s historic landing in 1786. Originally a wooden stockade, it was replaced by a concrete structure built by convicts in 1804. Today, an open-air amphitheatre, a history gallery, caf?as well as a handicraft and souvenir centre occupies the interior. It also houses the famous Dutch cannon or Meriam Seri Rambai presented to the Sultan of Johor by the Dutch which was brought to Penang after being looted by the Portuguese.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.30pm

 
 
 

CITY HALL

 

The City Hall is another fine example of a well-preserved building from the heyday of the British Empire A short stroll from this building is an art gallery, Galeri Pinang, which is located in Dewan Sri Pinang. It contains fine prints of Penang in the early days.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm (for outside viewing only) (Galeri Pinang - closed on Sundays)

 
 
 

PINANG PERANAKAN MANSION

 

Contained in this mansion are richly ornate artifacts related to the history and colourful lifestyle of the Baba Nyonya (Straits Chinese) people of Penang. There are elaborate traditional costumes and accessories, lovely porcelain pieces as well as furniture and works of art brought in from China and Europe, which were specially commissioned by the Baba and Nyonya families and handed down through the generations.

Opening hours:

9.30am - 4.30pm (Monday-Friday)

9.30am - 1.00pm (Saturday)

(Sunday & public holidays/prior arrangement required)

 
 
 

VICTORIA MEMORIAL

 

Clock Tower This 60-foot high clock tower was built in 1867 by a local millionaire, Cheah Chen Eok, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Historical & Heritage Sites
PENANG / PULAU PINANG - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA