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๐‡๐ž๐š๐ก ๐’๐ฐ๐ž๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐ž ๐€๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง: ๐€ ๐‡๐ข๐๐๐ž๐ง ๐†๐ž๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐š๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐ค๐ข๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ ๐ž, ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž'๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐!

Sitting by the roadside in Seberang Perai's Bukit Tambun and flanked by rows of colourful heritage prewar shophouses, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™Ž๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š ๐™‡๐™š๐™š'๐™จ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™ข๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ๐™š.

Heah Swee Lee's father, Heah Jin Wooi, was one of the leaders of the Penang Teochew Association who pioneered sugar cane planting in Kuala Kurau. Jin Wooi constructed this grandiose family mansion in Bukit Tambun, and it was there that Heah Swee Lee, who would subsequently take over his father's vast 2,000-acre Jin Heng Estate, was born in 1875. This means this mansion is more than a century old!

Its facade is adorned with ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ฉ๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ.

There are very little documented history about this architectural gem, so it remains hidden. ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐› ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ฅ๐›๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฎ๐ค๐ข๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž, ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ข๐ž!


๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™—๐™ช๐™ฃ: ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™›๐™ค๐™ค๐™™, ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐Ÿ“: Next to Liu Sang Kopitiam, 24, 149, Bukit Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang

Heah Swee Lee's Grand Ancestral Villa. Notice that there's a small hilly cemetery behind the house, which you can also visit.

Closer look of the exterior of the mansion. It looks like it has received a little repainting.

The front door. The iron window grills are shaped in Chinese Double Happiness characters.

There's an Insta-worthy spot right at the front door too.

The mural on the wall depicts one of the journeys of the legendary Monkey King to the West and this is one of those episodes.

Some of the paintings are fading.

Many of the tiles are said to be stories from the 24 Filial Piety story of the Chinese folklore. This one in particular is about a man picking out all the bones from a fish before feeding it to his aged parents.


Not sure what this is about, but I spotted oranges!

This is about a man accompanying the grave of his mother during thunderstorm, because his mother was afraid of thunder when she was alive.

And many more stories! Most of them are too high up, I could'nt snap pictures.


Bonus Scene: The team walking about discovering the mansion's parameter.


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