A man Exploring the city in a trishaw near Cititel Penang Hotel

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Lebuh Leith

Exterior of Cheong Fatt Tze mansion near Cititel Penang Hotel

Home to Cheong Fatt Tze, the powerful Nanyang industrialist who was regarded as the most prominent historic personalities of the East. He arrived as a penniless immigrant to Java who prospered from Dutch contracts in Sumatra and built this mansion as his family home in Penang in 1880. This architectural legacy, a masterpiece of exceptional quality of design and craftsmanship, has been restored by its new owners to its former glory and is well worth a visit! House tours are conducted daily.