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The House of Yeap Chor Ee

The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Loved it. Must go for culture lover

The entrance looks a bit odd and you must very hard on the audio guide remote to make it work but... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Kevin W
Singapore, Singapore
So-so only lah

Have always been fascinated with the Straits Baba Nonyas. I thought to check out this small social... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
via mobile
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who arrived in Penang in the 1880s. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the Gallery gives an insight into his life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China more than 100 years ago.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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The House of Yeap Chor Ee No 4 Penang Street, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The entrance looks a bit odd and you must very hard on the audio guide remote to make it work but the story hidden in this house is so amazing. I loved how detailed was the story of this fascinating Chinese migrants who came to...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Have always been fascinated with the Straits Baba Nonyas. I thought to check out this small social museum because of the excellent reviews. I was rather disappointed with the setup and staff. So you have to ring the doorbell to be buzzed in. You enter...More

Thank NCHmelbourne
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The house of Yeap Chor Ee is a nice little place to visit if you find yourself with some extra time in Penang, but not worth skipping other sites. The audio guide was complementary, but gave the same information as what was written on the...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Yeap Chor Ee was a humble barber. He became a shopkeeper. He ventured in the world of sugar refining and seller of the commodity. He became a money lender and then a banker. This is home and here you hear his story and learn more...More

Thank Alexander6011
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A very beautifully restored place with a slightly modern touch, the House of Yeap Chor Ee provides a very quaint experience going through informative exhibits located on all 3 floors of the house. Information is well-disseminated via appealing infographics and photographs. Artifacts in this museum...More

Thank pspam1234567
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This museum about the life of Yeap Chor Ee is fascinating and an inspiration for any would be entreprenuer. A man whose parents died when he was very young and then a misearble childhood until at seventeen he emigrated to Penang. Lived in squalid conditions...More

Thank Roy f
Reviewed 21 January 2016

How did a young, penniless Chinese 19th century immigrant become one of Penang's wealthiest men who at various times controlled Malaysia's sugar business or the world's tin trade? The House of Yeap Chor Ee advertises itself as a "social history gallery," and that is what...More

Thank rugiez
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Interesting family house filled with history, style, class, and antiques. The house is clean and well kept and one is free to roam around. The audio guide and video provide good information. Worth a visit if you are in Georgetown.

Thank Reise2012
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a chinese immigrant who came to malaya worked his guts out to become a millionaire. He is a well know philantrophist in penang. You will be taken on an audio tour of his house showing his early livelyhood in malaya and how he...More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I like the audio thingy they gave for the visit. Each section will have audio explanation and make the tour more informative instead of just looking at photos. Things inside are well maintained. And the place is very clean.

Thank epun
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