Sandwiched between the Goddess of Mercy Temple or Kuan Yin Temple and the St George’s Church, it is but a short walk away from the ‘street of harmony’ heritage trail, where one will find a church, temples and mosques all within the same street.
Built in the late 19th century, Seven Terraces is a contiguous row of Anglo-Chinese terrace houses located just behind the Goddess of Mercy Temple. The row of houses today is a sterling splendid example of an adaptive reuse of heritage buildings that is of low density and low impact.
Complementing the Anglo-Chinese exterior, the interior is one that harks back to the romance and splendour of the Peranakan Chinese era. Chris Ong is a fifth generation Penang-born baba and the recreation and curation of a grand Peranakan mansion symbolises Ong’s way of paying homage to the grandeur of, and more importantly, contributing his part to conserving the legacy of the Peranakan Chinese culture.