Baba-Nyonya museum in Penang(Peranakan House)

Posted: June 28, 2009 in Penang
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Peranakan House (Hai Kee Chan) is a typical home of a rich Baba of more than a century ago. Over 1000 pieces of antiques and collectibles are on display here in this stately mansion. It had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee.


huge door at the reception hall



playing cards?? 🙂


door decoration made and crafted from Kwang Dong district China



Central Air well of Hai Kee Chan



Head accessories in one of the bridal chamber



Iced Eau De Cologne by Boon Pharmacy LTd. Penang Road


antique radio


courtyard of Peranakan Mansion


Chung Keng Kwee Mansion


Up-stairs of Peranakan Mansion


Dragon at the alter of Kuan Yin



An old photographic equipment??


Loo anyone?


Monday to Sunday including Public Holidays from 9:30 am to 5 pm


Adults : RM10.00

For enquires and reservations, kindly contact:

29, Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.

telephone:  604-2642929,
fax: 604-2641929
e-mail 2:


All photos taken using D5000 18-55mm

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  1. Seeyinlove says:

    i was about to search for baba nyonya musuem in penang.i wanted to go for a visit since when i just finish watching tht drama .
    thanks for all the information! *in an excited mood* i am going to explore the beauty of penang in the coming holiday!!

    btw, i linked ur blog! hope u dont mind:)

    • chriscctan says:

      Serene, thanks for dropping by! Great to know that you are in ‘excited mood’ !! 🙂 Sorry for late reply though as i just returned from a overseas trip. I had checked out your side, lots of cool photos!!

      oh, thanks for linking to me, i did the same for you .

  2. cecilia says:

    i just go to visit this museum this afternoon, really interesting and words cannot describ the feeling!
    i love number 4 now after listen to the describtion.
    4 just symbolize “kiu ka” no nid to work but money will come!:)

  3. Caryn says:

    How much per entry (1 person)?

  4. Caryn says:


    Why there write Open 9.30am until 5pm, Adult RM10, but i go on last Sunday, that people told me 1 day only open 3 time, (11.30am ~ 12.30pm, 1.30pm ~ 2.30pm, 3.00pm ~ 4.00pm) 1 person RM12. We reach there at 4.30pm, people at there dint let us go in, just said closed already. T^T

    • chriscctan says:

      Hi Caryn, they must have increased the cost of entry and maybe they are conducting some function thus closing earlier than expected. I know they do sometimes close due to wedding functions

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