Awards, Accolades &
Links/List Of References
- 'ONE OF 10 GREATEST MANSIONS IN THE WORLD' LONELY PLANET 2011
- With a 2000 UNESCO 'Most Excellent' Heritage Conservation Award perched on
its own mantelpiece, the colourfully-nicknamed Blue Mansion has proven to be a
strong component of the international architectural palette. A kaleidoscope of
additional national and international plaudits and mentions add further shine
to the Mansion's golden reputation.
List of awards and public acknowledgments for the Blue Mansion:
- 2000 UNESCO 'Most Excellent' Heritage Conservation Award
- 1995 Malaysian National Architectural Award For Conservation
- ASEANTA 2004 Excellence Award; Best ASEAN Cultural Preservation Effort
- 'Best Tourist Attraction 2003' Merit Award - Malaysian Ministry of Culture, Arts &
- Sons of the Yellow Emperor - Lynn Pan, Arrow
- The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas - Lynn Pan (Editor) Archipelago
- Streets of Georgetown - Khoo Su Nin, Compass
- The Straits Chinese - Khoo Joo Ee, Pepin Press
- Penang Views, 1770-1860 - Lim Chong Keat, Penang Museum/SummerTimes
In TV programmes and shows from BBC’s “The Travel Show” and “Exploring Malaysia” to Discovery Travel & Living, ESPN, CNN, on Singapore’s very own Phua Chu Kang and so much more…. Gracing the silver-screen, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion has also been featured in films like:
Set in French Indochina during the 1930s, this Academy Award-winning(Best Foreign Language Film 1993) French film starring Catherine Deneuve(Nominated Best Actress), tells a story of a French Plantation owner and her adopted daughter set against the burgeoning Vietnamese Nationalist Uprising.
The 3rd Generation:
Set in the 1970s in Malaysia, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion stands as a backdrop and home of the Chan Family. Based on the age-old Chinese belief that a family's accumulated wealth cannot last beyond three generations, the film tells the tale of a father and his relationship with his son. The patriarchal father is stoically Chinese while his son, educated in the UK, is anything but. The film documents their differing beliefs and their virtues, some more virtuous than others.
The Red Kebaya:
Latiff is a famous but lonely photographer was orphaned as a small child. He sets out on an expedition to photograph abandoned houses around Malaysia. On his journey he is haunted by images and sounds that remind him of his traumatic childhood. He discovers an abandoned home, in which he discovers
his roots and the true story that results in his being raised an orphan. Sojourning in Penang, he check-in and stays at none other than the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
Road to Dawn:
Based on the historical Penang-stay of Chinese revolutionary, Dr. Sun Yat Sen to Penang. Road to Dawn chronicles the arrival of the father of modern China in Penang and the circumstances that led to his meetings, one of which in the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, with the most prominent leaders of society in Penang and South East Asia to culminate in the 1911 Uprising in China.
The Blue Mansion:
In this black comedy, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is the stately family home of a Chinese tycoon. Known for his shrewd business tactics that border on tyranny, he dies under rather mysterious circumstances. His ghost remains and he struggles to comprehend that he is actually quite dead. This patriarch, unseen by his surviving family, witnesses in horror, the unraveling of a family splintered by greed, rivalry and dark family secrets. Comical yet simultaneously, poignant and true-to-life, the film touches upon the Asian mindsets of family values, nepotism, religion and the concept of patrimony.
Featured In The Following Publications:
Over the years, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion has been recorded and documented via the written word and imagery in a myriad of Media:
Architectural Digest, TASCHEN, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Concierge, World of Interiors, New York Times; travelogues such as Destination Asia, Gourmet Traveler, Hip Hotels, airline magazines produced by Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines;
- Going Places (October 2003)
- Hip Hotels Of The Orient 2005
- KL American (August 2002)
- Far Eastern Economic Review (3 December 1998)
- The Hotel Book - Great Escapes Of Asia 2004 -E & O Magazine (March 2000)
- SilverKris (January 2001) -Australian Gourmet Traveller
- World Of Interiors (August 2005) -Architectural Digest (August 2002)
- Traverama (12 April 2005)
- Lifestyle & Travel (July /August 2004)
- Conde Nast Travel
The following people /organisations /publications are acknowledged for their Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion pictures taken with the permission of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, and used in the website:
- Straits Indigo
- Laurence Loh Arkitek
- Architectural Digest Aug 2003
- Herbert Ypma in Hip Hotels of Asia 2005
- Reto Guntli in World of Interiors Aug 2005
- Mas 'Going Places' -SIA 'Silver Kris'
- E & O Express Magazine
… and anyone else we may have inadvertently left out.