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China Tiger: Bed and Breakfast


Heritage house for rent in Penang is very rare indeed. A newly beautifully restored shop house at China Street in Penang is now open for guests. Massive restoration work continued for two years before these three units of adjacent double-storey shop lots were transformed to a very comfortable retreat right in the middle of George Town's core zone of the heritage enclave.

Called "China Tiger", it is owned by David and Rebecca Wilkinson who also happen to live there. Before moving here, they lived at Loke Mansion at Gurney Drive.

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One of the inner courtyards with an exposed air-well.

You can see the labor of love poured into every corner of the house. Antique wooden furniture abound. The walls are also decorated with many paintings done by Rebecca herself, who is an accomplished artist in her own right.

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The bedroom in one of the suites.

Spacious, airy and full of old world charm, the owners succeeded in transforming the ruined building. You would never guess that this building once happened to be set on fire. Now, it is an oasis of luxurious comfort.

vanity dresser at china tiger suite
A vanity dresser in one of  China Tiger suites.

There are only two suites available.

The guests have the privilege to have their own spiral staircase from the lower floor drawing room right to a common landing at the top floor.

The bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom laid with antique tiles but still having hot shower like in any modern bathroom.

I had the opportunity to visit this nice heritage house for rent in July 09, during one of the walks organized by Penang Heritage Trust.

My favorite spot has to be a small rock garden at one of the courtyards.

There were live chicks and little tortoises walking about with no care in the world on the grassy spot. There is also a well here which was previously used as a water supply for the previous occupants long time ago.

rock garden at heritage hotel

Guests who stay at China Tiger can participate in any of heritage trail walks, or use the bicycles available to roam the street of George Town.

paintings of Buddha

They also have the advantage of dining out at many restaurants or food haunts that are available in the area.

Other facilities included in this house is a gymnasium where you can work out or practise yoga.

The rate is RM950.00 per suite per night. A surcharge of 20% is applicable over peak season such as from Christmas right up to Chinese New Year time.

This rate includes breakfast and afternoon tea break.

In order to check on the availability of this heritage house for rent, please complete this form accordingly. A 30% deposit by telegraphic transfer is required to confirm your booking.

Here you can view more photos of China Tiger.

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