Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, also known as Blue Mansion, in Penang

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang) and Brunei for a week, while I attended my Malaysian friend’s wedding at Kuala Lumpur. In this article, I will write about Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island, as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Flying to Kuala Lumpur (Related article)
* Day 1 (2) Night view of Petronas Twin Towers (Related article)
* Day 2 (1) Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (2) Aquaria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (3) Bukit Bintang (Related article)
* Day 3 (1) Colonial architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 3 (2) Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Related article)
* Day 3 (3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) (This article)
* Day 4 (1) Ethnic architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 4 (2) Art works in Penang (Related article)
* Day 5 (1) Masjid Negara and Islamic Arts Museum (Related article)
* Day 5 (2) Chinatown (Related article)
* Day 6 (1) Royal Regalia (Related article)
* Day 6 (2) Old Mosque (Related article)
* Day 7 (1) Water Village, New Mosque and Gadong area (Related article)
* Day 7 (2) Empire Hotel (Related article)
(Day 1, 2, 5, 6: Kuala Lumpur, Day 3, 4: Penang, Day 6, 7: Brunei)

[Travel Dates]
2015.9.22 – 29

NOTE: as the blog title suggests, I mainly write about my travel around Japan, but I will write about my overseas travel in this series.

[Main Part]

What is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion?

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Entrance

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a mansion built in 1880 by a business tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze, who was called “the Rockefeller of the East”. The mansion is also known as “The Blue Mansion” due to its indigo-blue outer wall and receives many awards such as 2000 UNESCO ‘Most Excellent’ Heritage Conservation Award. The mansion is now used as a boutique hotel and visitors are able to enter and see the inside of the mansion through paid guide tours that are conducted three times a day. I stayed at the mansion so that I could take the time to take as many photos there as I could, because the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (the Blue Mansion) was one of the major drivers for me to decide to visit Penang this time.

Hotel lobby

After I arrived at the Penang international airport, I directly moved to and checked in the hotel. Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Lobby1

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Lobby2

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Lobby3

Lunch in the hotel

When I arrived at the hotel, it was around noon, so I had a lunch in the hotel.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Restaurant1

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Restaurant2

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Restaurant3

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) Restaurant4

Front of the hotel

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) front of the building

Now I started to look around the hotel. First, I went around the front of the building. Several rickshaws were displayed in front of the building. Three rickshaws on the left side of entrance.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw1

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw2

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw3

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw4

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw5

Two rickshaws on the right side of the entrance.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw6

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw7

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw8

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw9

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw10

Another rickshaw.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw11

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) rickshaw12

Ground Floor

Guest rooms were located at the back the hotel lobby. As the number of guest rooms was just 18 and I didn’t see other guests so often, I was able to take photos freely. Guest rooms were arranged on either side and the photos below were on the left side.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway1

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway2

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway3

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway4

From the right side.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway5

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway6

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway7

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway8

Go upstairs.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway9

1st Floor

The 1st floor equips gust rooms just like the ground floor. Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway10

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway11

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway12

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway13

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway14

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) hallway15

Room where I stayed

For your information, I will post several photos of the room I stayed at. The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (The Blue Mansion) has six types of rooms and each of them has its own themes. I looked through each type of room via the photo gallery in the hotel’s website and booked “HAN”.

BedroomPenang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) guest room HAN1

BathroomPenang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) guest room HAN2

Living roomPenang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) guest room HAN3

View from the window of the living roomPenang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) guest room HAN4

Light-up in the evening

The hotel was lit up in the evening and had different atmosphere compared to daytime.Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up1

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up2

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up3

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up4

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up5

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) light-up6

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (the Blue Mansion) in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, visitors are able to look around the inside of the hotel through paid guide tours that are conducted three times a day, but I would like to take the time to go around there, so I decided to book the hotel. Compared with other hotels in Penang, it was relatively expensive, but I was satisfied with my stay at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (the Blue Mansion) 🙂

In the next article, I will write about ethnic architecture in George town as a part of the second day in Penang.

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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion


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