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)
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.
What is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion?
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.
After I arrived at the Penang international airport, I directly moved to and checked in the hotel.
Lunch in the hotel
When I arrived at the hotel, it was around noon, so I had a lunch in the hotel.
Front of the hotel
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.
Two rickshaws on the right side of the entrance.
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.
From the right side.
The 1st floor equips gust rooms just like the ground floor.
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”.
View from the window of the living room
Light-up in the evening
The hotel was lit up in the evening and had different atmosphere compared to daytime.
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.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion