Rabu, 16 Mei 2012

Penang - The Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze, build this beautiful mansion at the end of 19th century. 38 rooms, 5 paved courtyards from granite, 7 staircases, and 220 vernacular timber windows.
the blue mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion of Penang.
took Penang free shuttle bus from Pengkalan Weld, off from the bus at Jalan Penang, then walked about 10 minutes through the Lebuh Leith street, and voila, in a small area at the middle of high rise hotel buildings, this big blue house located.
at the 14 Leith Street, 10200 George Town, Penang.
not only for short visit as a tourist, you can also stay at this mansion. yes, it's a heritage homestay too. you can stay at this mansion by book in advance: www.cheongfatttzemansion.com
as a tourist, the only way to visit this place is only by guided tour. the guided tour only available at 11:00, 13:30, and 15:00.
how much? RM 12 per person. :)
and inside the mansion, no photography permitted.
the distinctive blue color of the mansion is the result of mixing lime with natural blue dye made from the indigo plant. the blue was very popular in the Colonial period and the dye was imported from India to Penang by the British. the mansion was originally built with careful attention to the principles of feng shui. the stained glass windows are the reflection of a fan and a pineapple which has meaning for 'wealth'. the authenticity of this blue mansion also kept by the original floor and the lovely paved courtyards. :)
called as the favorite home of George Town,
it's a very recommended destination. :)

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