A visit to Penang wouldn’t be complete without dropping in to explore the rich history of the Pinang Perakan Mansion (Pinang is the Malay word for the mispronounced British Penang.)
While the architecture and decor of the main house display the Baba Nyonya history from up to a century ago, anyone interested in food should make sure to check out the antique and vintage kitchenalia. My personal top pick is the Ais Kacang machine – 50s perhaps? and made in Japan – for shaving the ice for the traditional Malay dessert.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
29 Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
+60 4 264 2929
Rebecca Varidel was a guest in Malaysia of Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines.