Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
The breathtaking indigo of its exterior walls harmonizing perfectly
with the cerulean blue of the sky behind it might seem to some to
be 'feng shui perfection.' The observation is not far from the truth,
because indeed many other feng shui symbols are to be found meticulously
incorporated into the architecture of this courtyard mansion, if you
know where to look.
Built by Cheong Fatt Tze in the 1880s, the stately mansion (located
in present day Leith Street) was built by master craftsmen from China
using building materials imported from the West. Tour guides will
be pleased to tell you about the building's 38 rooms, five granite-paved
courtyards, seven staircases and 220 windows. The mansion fell from
grace a few years after the passing of its owner and was for a while
even used as a tenement house.It wasn't until 1990 when a group of
heritage preservationists rushed to its rescue. Ten years later, restoration
of the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion deservedly won the UNESCO Asia Pacific
Heritage Award 2000.
You are invited to participate in a fully conducted tour at 11.00
am or 3.00 pm Monday to Friday and 11.00 am every Saturday and Sunday.
Tours for educational purposes - schools, colleges, companies etc.
may be privately arranged at special prices.
Price : RM 10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased
at the Mansion or contacting this number : 6-04-262
Address: 14, Leith Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org