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The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as The Blue Mansion owing to a distinctive shade of indigo paint) is located at 14 Leith Street in the George Town area of Penang. Built around the 1880s by the tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze, it has 38 rooms, 5 inner courtyards, 7 staircases and served as his residence (upper levels) and a center of his business activities (ground floor). His servants and housekeepers were housed in several buildings on the other side of the street.

Blue Mansion 1

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as The Blue Mansion owing to a distinctive shade of indigo paint) is located at 14 Leith Street in the George Town area of Penang. Built around the 1880s by the tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze, it has 38 rooms, 5 inner courtyards, 7 staircases and served as his residence (upper levels) and a center of his business activities (ground floor). His servants and housekeepers were housed in several buildings on the other side of the street.

comments (16)

That is amazing blue.
Ayush Basu: Indigo was exported from India to several other places by the colonial British, Michael. And at that point of time, the British were both in India and Penang.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 21 May 2017, 04:06
Gorgeous!

From this time on, Ayush, all the significant building that have a plaque honouring my architectural excellence will be painted in this exact hue!
Ayush Basu: In my history lessons as a boy, I remember reading of indigo cultivation (not far from where I was born) and apparently, it is the same material exported from India by the colonial Brits to Penang. which is a recurring motif, Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 May 2017, 05:03
J'aime beaucoup ce bleu et les décorations.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased to know that, Martine. This indigo paint is a vital component of the UNESCO status for this building.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2017, 06:11
The blue is a striking hue isn't it Ayush
Ayush Basu: Indigo was exported from India to several other places by the colonial British, Chris. And at that point of time, the British were both in India and Penang.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2017, 09:35
Don't you just love the blue/indigo and the flowers. What a wonderful picture, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Astrid. It was a fascinating place and the restoration work has been done faithfully as I understand.
I sure like the painting on eht trim at the top.
Ayush Basu: It was quite common in those times, provided one had the money to pay for it, Mary.
Oh did they remove the trishaw?
Ayush Basu: No, it is still there, but not seen in this view, LC.
i love the blur colour of the mansion Ayush... and the potted garden across the front....petersmile
Ayush Basu: The indigo reproduction is very close to what I assume it really was at the time of its construction, Peter. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • Bunessan, Mull
  • 21 May 2017, 19:02
`there is no clue as the big size of this. I like decoration around the eaves.
Ayush Basu: I do not have too many shots of this building exterior to show off the size but I share with you this: http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com/about-the-mansion/architecture/
It gives the impression that it is cool inside
Ayush Basu: It certainly offered a welcome break from the 3pm heat outside, Bill.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 May 2017, 01:18
Interesting, the colour is so intense.
Ayush Basu: I think that indigo shade is part of the charm today, CherryPie.
PS: I was trying to visit your page the past few days and kept on encountering error messages. Tonight it seems fine though.
What a gorgeous color! Lovely photo!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Elizabeth. This shade of indigo makes it an easily recognized landmark of Georgetown.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 May 2017, 06:27
Certainly a vibrant blue. It would be nice to see the other shades, too
Ayush Basu: If I am not mistaken, this is the original colour which they chose to go along with during the extensive renovation, Lisl.
38 rooms, 5 inner courtyards, and 7 staircases...but how many bathrooms??? Man alive! A bit too big for me, Ayush. smile
Ayush Basu: I would hate to do housekeeping here, Ginnie. Or pay the rent too tongue
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 May 2017, 08:50
well, i wouldn't mind a house like that hehe
Ayush Basu: How about the rent, Elaine grin
Wow is that ever blue!
Ayush Basu: It is now functioning as a hotel so I hope the guests do not feel the same, Larry!

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