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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is known as the Blue House, was under construction in 1897, and spent a full seven years to complete. Cheong Fatt Tze, a Hakka, he is different from his friends in Penang Hakka, others choose to build more fashionable house, blue house is established according to feng shui. Artisans in China to introduce the material is from the Scottish input. Start of that year, Cheong Fatt Tze mansion Renqing Zheng Consul General in Singapore, and under the jurisdiction of Penang, Malacca and the nearby British colony affairs. Therefore, he frequently between the two new Penang. Blue House was completed, he has been promoted to business trips minister, the emperor had met him and grant Taipusi Zhengqing title (ranked at the second, when the Manchu rank of Nine, a product of highest magistrate listed seven items, Zhouguan but also four items), the Qing government in obtaining grants rank Nanyang wealthy, several Cheong Fatt highest status.
Cheong Fatt Tze talent to learn the language is very high, in addition to the passage of various Chinese ethnic Nanyang dialect, he also speaks English, Dutch and Malay. In his later years often wear tailor, and occasionally eat Western food. Blue House appearance, although it is very Chinese, but it is cosmopolitan fusion of interior furnishings, reflecting the Chinese and Western.
Cheong Fatt Tze very spoiled his seventh wife. So, he has stated, the Blue House in his last son (seven wife's son) died before they can sell. In 1989, after the death of his son, the Blue House was a group of persons protected sites buy up. Then the Blue House had no old scenery. After years of repairs, today's Blue House resumed its former brilliant gold wall.
It was in year 2000 that Cheong Fat Tze Mansion received UNESCO ‘Most Excellent’ Heritage Conservation Award followed closely by ASEANTA 2004 Excellence Award; Best ASEAN Cultural Preservation Effort. This mesmerizing mansion has captured the hearts of all its visitors and inspired several great films such as The Red Kebaya and The Blue Mansion.
Penang Attraction - Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion location Map
Tours of Cheong Fatt Tze mansion
-Only available at 11.00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
-Price : RM 10.00 per person
-Daily 11 a.m. To 3 p.m
Penang Bus Route
No: U103 / U104 / U204
14 Lebuh Leith 10200 Georgetown,
Tel: +604-262 0006
GPS Coordinates: 5°25'16.85″N 100°20'4.94″E
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