Greetings from Georgetown, Penang. This city is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site as center for "Peranakan" heritage, an eclectic mix of Chinese and Malay culture also known as Straits Chinese or "Baba Nyonya". Before diving into its food scene (which is also one of its attractions!) I paid a visit to this iconic indigo-blue mansion called Cheong Fatt Tze or "The Blue Mansion". The former home of one of China's last mandarins or capitalists, the mansion was built in the 1880s and has elaborate features such as Art Nouveau glass windows, Scottish cast iron works, Stoke-on-Trent floor tiles and Chinese porcelain work on its roof. Its unusual indigo color was to keep moss and dirt off its walls! After extensive renovations in the 1990s by its new owners, the mansion is now one of Penang's prime tourist destinations and a historical reminder of a bygone colonial era.