Malaysia / The Blue Mansion

An afternoon spent wandering the antique-filled rooms of the Blue Mansion in Georgetown, Penang.

Built by the merchant Cheong Fatt Tze in the 1800’s, the mansion now operates as a museum and 16-room guesthouse in Georgetown’s northeast – worth a stay if you’re not on a backpacker budget.

The entry ticket includes a tour around the mansion, 3 times a day.

You could really feel the history here. The blue walls were dyed using the pigment from the indigo plant, imported from India. The geometric floor tiles are from Stoke-on-Trent and the cast iron works, from Glasgow.