Built in the
1880’s by Cheong Fatt Tze, a Guangdong businessman, the mansion is a stately
house representing 18th and 19th century Chinese
bedrooms, libraries, ceremonial halls, courtyards and gardens adorn the
interior. The mansion also houses sculptures, tapestries, antiques and a rare
Kek Lok Si
largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia and constructed over 100 years ago,
the Kek Lok Si Temple is situated close to the bustling Air Itam market.
as the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, the pagodas consist of images displaying a
unique mix of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.
purchase colourful memorabilia at the main hall’s souvenir shops.
Kongsi house was built by the forefathers of the Khoo family who emigrated from
South China as a clan-house for members of their family.
It was rebuilt
in 1902 following a fire, and features a magnificent hall embellished with
intricate carvings and richly ornamented beams of the finest wood.
9am – 5pm,
Monday to Friday
9am – 1pm,
enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office.
Built in 1821,
the Museum and Art Gallery is a well-regarded landmark of George Town.
itself was built during the colonial era. It showcases a fine collection of old
photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics that portray a vivid and
elaborate picture of ancient Penang and its inhabitants.