The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today.

At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya mansion is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.



Fee includes admission to the Main Building, Temple, Kitchen, VIP room, Jewelleries Room and Embroideries Room.



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Celebrate Special Moment


Select the perfect backdrop for your special day at Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Our exclusive wedding packages include special touches to make your wedding even more memorable.


Let our professional team of caterer personalize gourmet experiences for any special occasion.

Traditional weddings with a uniquely local flavour

Create an unforgettable local wedding experience with cultural performances, a traditional orchestra as well as our exquisite dinner, where traditionally costumes staff will serve each course in a ceremonial procession.

Venue for photography

  • Photography session is chargeable at RM50/hr
  • Photography session is limited to photographer, assistant, and couples or models
  • For more information, call +604 264 2929 or email


29, Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia


+604 264 2929
+604 264 1929 (Fax)