Thursday Travels is a weekly column featuring sights and sounds from my wanderlust adventures. Come, fly with me, and we’ll explore strange cultures, exotic eats and everything in-between.
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was built more than a century ago by Kapitun Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Although he wasn’t a Baba himself, his residence was typical of large Peranakan homes. Incorporating Chinese, Malay and Western influences, the mansion showcased over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles zeitgeist of that era.
If you were a fan of the drama “The Little Nonya”, you’d be glad to know that this mansion had been used extensively in its filming. This is probably one of the most ornate and well-restored Peranakan museum I’ve ever seen — definitely worth a visit.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
29 Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Open daily from 930am-5pm
Entrance fees: RM10 for adults; free for children below 6 years old