Take a walk and discover the story of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion. What is it like to go back in time, to live an illustrious life in the grandeur of 19th-century Penang? As you immerse yourself in the history of the Blue Mansion, our trained guides will provide detailed and comprehensive insight into the heritage and eclectic form of architecture of the mansion. You will also get a peek into the lavish lifestyle of Cheong Fatt Tze. A must see if you are visiting George Town.
Take a step back into the past on the remarkable journey of Cheong Fatt Tze and his rise from a mere ‘bearer of river water’ to his legendary status as the Rockefeller of the East, J.P. Morgan of China and the Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China.
Discover the architectural intricacy of his beloved Mansion and the labour of love that went into the restoration that shaped it's iconic status today.
While monumentally traditional in design, the Blue Mansion also bears an eclectic architectural trait that exemplifies the 19th century era. It is at this time when the myths and magic of the Chinese Kingdom converge with the glory of the British Empire within the Malay world. The Blue Mansion also demonstrates both Cheong Fatt Tze’s deepening fascination with Western artisanship and his rising stature as a Chinese official.
Please note that Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion also operates as a hotel, we ask for your understanding that there will be certain areas that are inaccessible to public tours as we are obliged to respect the privacy of staying guests as well.
Tours are conducted in English 3 times daily. Please show up 15 minutes before schedule. We also offer tours in Mandarin, Japanese and other languages with prior arrangement.