Of his vast empire, Cheong Fatt Tze chose Penang to built the most elaborate of his homes and to raise his sons. It is reputed to be only one of two such buildings of this size, outside China and certainly the most perfected. While the Mansion's floor plan is essentially Chinese, the overall effect is eclectic and typical of 19th Century Straits Settlements architecture. Gothic louvered windows, Chinese cut-&-paste porcelain work, Stoke-on-Trent floor tiles, Scottish cast iron works and Art Novae stained glass are among the features to be found in this inspired work of art. The aura and 'chi' of the man pervades the entire edifice.
The dilapidated Mansion was acquired in 1990 with the prime intention of achieving a return to an authentic original form. Traditional materials and methods have been utilized and the end result has been nationally and internationally acclaimed.
Winner of 'Most Excellent Project' Award at the UNESCO Heritage Awards 2000, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion has earned its place as one of Penang's foremost tourist destinations, a historical reminder of a past era and a man whose dream will live on in the majesty of his home.
Daily Guided Tours
Join the tours in English that showcase the Mansion's unique history and outstanding craftsmanship of the time. Trained guides provide a peek into the lifestyle of the man and his era. And if you are lucky, Mrs. Loh the owner herself will be the tour guide to bring you around Blue Mansion, including a Museum that provides depth for full cultural experience!
Tours: 11am / 2pm / 3.30pm
Price: RM17.00 inclusive of GST
The Blue Mansion~ A Cheong Fatt Tze Legacy
14, Leith Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
TEL: 04-262 0006
FAX: 04-262 5289