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 Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel 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 (This article)
* Day 3 (3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) (Related 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)
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.
Following my previous post, I will continue to go around George Town in Penang Island.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion was originally built in 19th century as a Chinese tribe leader’s mansion and now has been renovated and used as a museum that shows a wide range of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) style furniture and antiques.
Stained glass windows.
People who take a rest.
Open ceiling space.
These photos below show beauty of Peranakan in which Chinese elements and Malay elements are mingled.
Then, I left Pinang Peranakan Mansion and moved to the final destination for Day3.
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
The final destination for Day 3 was Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a colonial-style hotel established by the Sarkies Brothers. They were also the founders of Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Likewise Raffles Hotel, Eastern & Oriental Hotel has become a tourist spot.
Near the pool in the rear of the main building.
The hotel is in a prime location overlooking the sea.
This is the view from the annex building.
I took a rest over a glass of iced coffee and left Eastern & Oriental Hotel.
Compared to Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the price in Eastern & Oriental Hotel is much less expensive. This time, I stayed at another hotel (see my next article), but I would like to stay at Eastern & Oriental Hotel next time.
(2016.09.14 edit) When I traveled to Singapore next August, I visited Raffles Hotel and had a glass of Singapore Sling at Long Bar (see the related article).
Red Garden (Food Street)
Penang is famous as a gourmet town in Malaysia. Even street food is high level. In particular, Gurney Drive is the largest and most famous food street. This time, I visited another food street, Red Garden.
I had Asam Laksa (Penang Laksa) as a local cuisine.
Then, I returned to the hotel and Day 3 was over.
That’s it for the article about Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Eastern & Oriental Hotel and Red Garden in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island. In particular, I was impressed with gorgeous antiques of Peranakan Mansion, which a former business tycoon built 🙂
There is another famous mansion in Penang, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, commonly called “the Blue Mansion”. This mansion is now used as an accommodation and I actually stayed there. In the next article, I will write about the Blue Mansion.