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Teochew Puppet and Opera House

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Great place to learn all about Teochew Puppet

Lots of artefacts and guided explanation provided by this venue. Its got a long heritage and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KYGan777
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
'Must see' place to visit in Penang.

A wonderful authentic museum in a busy street of Penang Island. Informative small museum with... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
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Situated in an old-style Penang house with its long, narrow architecture and a central atrium, Teochew Puppet and Opera House is a museum of Teochew opera art, the first of its kind in Malaysia. The museum contains exhibits of Teochew iron-rod...more
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122 Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of artefacts and guided explanation provided by this venue. Its got a long heritage and the current performer is in the 4th generation. You get to try out on how to handle the puppets and dress up in the costumer to for photo taking...More

Thank KYGan777
TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear KYGan , Thanks for your kind complements , we are happy to serve you the best and explain the traditional arts for your understanding . Hope to see u again in future

Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went to the place but it was not open. Heard from its neighbour, there is a shortage of staff to man the place and the owner will pop by if he has no other appointment.More

Thank simmy12345675
TPOH, 总经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Sir , Sorry for your above mentioned. We are open from Tue - Sun , happened that yesterday we have a important interview to handle whereby we didnt open. Regarding about what neighbour mentioned “ owner will pop by if he has no other...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

A wonderful authentic museum in a busy street of Penang Island. Informative small museum with puppets, costumes and video input. Personal tour from the Teo Chew descendants who are masters of the art of opera and puppeteering. Learn about devoted artists who support the museum,...More

Thank sub303
TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks Sue ! It’s our pleasure to serve you the best and explaining about the Teochew traditional arts ! We are happy to share all the history and info about the museum with you. Have a pleasant trip in Penang!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's a small museum but worth to visit & learn teochew opera & pupet. If you are lucky, some of their members will practicing opera at first floor, must join them. It's an amazing experience

Thank Lee C
TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for visiting our museum ! Is our pleasure to give the good guidance and explanation of the traditional arts !

Reviewed 9 February 2018

We had just finished lunch at a cafe across the street and were looking for the street art when we stumbled on this interesting museum. We had a personal tour from the guide explaining how puppets were made and the significance of the puppet's costume,...More

Thank GinniDesMoines
TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for visiting our museum ! Is our pleasure to give the good guidance and explanation of the traditional arts ! And thanks for enjoying the singing

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this shophouse space at the start of Armenian street and initially I was deterred by the RM 10 per pax (adult and children) fee for foreigners except for kids below 6 yrs old, but we decided to check it out. The open...More

Thank Cheeps21
TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for visiting our museum ! Is our pleasure to give the good guidance and explanation of the traditional arts !

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This place is magnificient in giving you understanding on Chinese Opera. Its curator, Mr. Kenny is also an interesting person to chat with.

Thank Nelson L
TPOH, Owner at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thanks Mr Nelson for your compliment !Its our pleasure to have you in our museum

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This small museum is worth finding. It shows the steps behind the making of traditional Chinese puppets and has many old puppets on display. It has a puppet theater on display. The person who is looking after it is very knowledgeable and friendly and demonstrates...More

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TPOH, 经理 at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for visiting our museum ! Is our pleasure to give the good guidance and explanation of the traditional arts !

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The host was great and for once as a Chinese I got to know more about the making of puppet and the opera house. We enjoyed ourselves playing the puppet too. Kudos to the early folks who perform such arts.

2  Thank RinaLoveslife
TPOH, Owner at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thanks for your compliments! We are happy to know that you girls enjoy in our museum !

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I was the only one visitor to the place when i visited. The host was very nice and helpful. He explain with good knowledge and also let me try the puppet.

5  Thank Pitchaya P
TPOH, Owner at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

thanks for visiting our museum, and your valuable comment!

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Tengski
12 March 2017|
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Response from Sowmya A |
this is located in Armenian street, near the big Chinese temple, were u can hire Rickshaws
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Sowmya A
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Response from TPOH | Property representative |
hi, yes,u can take photo with the costumes,we just charge RM10 per person,thank you!
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Maria Dewi M
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Response from cychew91 | Property representative |
Hi Maria, the entrance fee is RM10 per person. :)
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