After reaching at the mansion, purchased the tickets and got an English guide assigned for our batch named Stanley. Stanley was fun and told many interesting facts about the Chinese history, mansion and collectibles in witty way. Tour ended in 45 mins and then last 15 mins we could roam around the mansion own our own and take photos. They have an amazing collection of Wood, Bedrooms, Glass items from Italy, Jewellary/clothes collection of Baba and Nyonyas and many more things.
As the mansion closes at 5:30, strolled towards Eastern and Oriental Hotel. It's a beautiful white colonial building overlooking the sea. You can access the beach through this hotel if you are at UPR. It's calm, quiet and airy in evenings. Sat there for an hour and than headed to hotel calling it a night.Next morning woke up fresh early and decided to do the one ultimate thing in Penang which is: Penang Street art. George Town is full of street art whichever lane you follow but Murals are something that make's it spectacular. You can take cycle on rent/Hire a Trishaw and wander on the streets if you have time constraints as i had none so decided to walk around streets of George Town with map in hand and explore own my own. That way I could walk around at my own pace, stop whenever and wherever I wanted, and grab an ice Teh Tarik (Malaysian ice tea) and some noodles from a street vendor along the way. Walking is a great way to explore George Town since it is a rather small city. Armenian Street, Muntri Street, Love Lane, Chulia Street are the one's not to be missed if you want to find the best artwork as below:
1. Explore the impossibly beautiful interiors of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion to develop an understanding of the lavish lifestyle and customs of the Peranakan community. It is one of the most interesting places to visit in Malaysia.