Articles for the Historic Landmark Category

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Live it up! The greatest mansions and grand houses.

Live it up! The greatest mansions and grand houses.

2. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Malaysia Built in the 1880s, the magnificent 38-room, 220-window Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was commissioned by Cheong Fatt Tze, a local merchant trader who left China as a penniless teenager and ended up as ‘the Rockefeller of the East’. The mansion blends Eastern and Western designs, with louvred windows, art […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Jubilee Clock Tower

Penang World Heritage Site :: Jubilee Clock Tower

Address: At the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai. Presented by Mr. Cheah Chen Eck in 1897, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of British Queen Victoria’s reign. The moorish-style clocktower at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria’s reign. Photo gallery: Location map: […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Fort Cornwallis

Penang World Heritage Site :: Fort Cornwallis

Address: Fort Cornwallis, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Business Hours: Open daily from 9am – 7pm Ticket: Adult RM2, Children RM1 A historic site where Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang, first landed in 1786. It was named after the Governor-General in Bengal, Charles Cornwallis, and was one of the first few European […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Christian Cemetery

Penang World Heritage Site :: Christian Cemetery

Address: Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, 10050 Georgetown, Penang. Graves from circa 1789, divided into Protestant and Catholic sections. The wall was built and the Anglican cemetery consecrated around 1818. The cemetery was closed to further burials towards the end of the 19th century. It was restored by the Penang Heritage Trust in 1994. On the […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Penang World Heritage Site :: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Address: 14 Lebuh Leith, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Also called the Blue Mansion,The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is the “Winner of the UNESCO Conservation Award 2000 National Architecture Award for Conservation 1995.” Penang’s first high profile private restoration project. `The magic of the Mansion touches all who have worked on it or visited it’. Laid […]

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