​a guesthouse; 2 residences; a George Town inner-city experience


SINKEH guesthouse is located in the heart of George Town, on the edge of the core heritage zone.

We offer 9 rooms in a 19th century Straits Chinese house, re-imagined by award-winning Malaysian architect Lillian Tay. The traditional open plan with its quintessential courtyard ensures ample ventilation and allows for easy social interaction. The modern rooms on the other hand, are compact and provide privacy. Like the rooms, many aspects of the house are contemporary, but the past is never far away. The walls, timber beams, building layout, views of the city and our name, link us to history and heritage. 

We love the arts  Performances, rehearsals, lectures and discussions are regular occurrences in the studio. Should you see and hear things that excite your senses, rest assured they are merely the creative expressions of artists who pass through.

We are conveniently located in George Town's heritage zone, within walking distance of the city's historical centre and its famed street-food stalls.