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Old Protestant Cemetery

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Lots of history here

Our guided tour stopped at the cemetery. There we could see the whole early history of the area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nick D
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Calgary, Canada
Interesting old cemetery

Interesting old cemetery that's worth a wander. Also a great way to get out of the heat and bustle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dominic W
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Sydney, Australia
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“buried here” (19 reviews)
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guided tour stopped at the cemetery. There we could see the whole early history of the area. Particularly we were able to see the grave of Sir Francis Light who founded George Town and the colony of Penang. All around are others that were...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old cemetery that's worth a wander. Also a great way to get out of the heat and bustle of Penang.

Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Visiting this cemetery was so interesting and reading the inscriptions on the legible tombs of lives that had been lost through illness and disease and tragedy by early travellers making the town what it is today. Inspiring.

Thank NormandieGirl
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Sadly neglected and overgrown with some really mean mosquitoes but interesting to see the headstones which tell an interesting story.

1  Thank OldFearlessFred
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Puts the history of Penang into perspective. Free, accessible, safe and worth the time reading about the pioneers.

Thank aftmf
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This old cemetry is one of the oldest in Penang and worth a visit. Walk around the old gravestones or on the beautiful paths covered with trees.

Thank aboikoni
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It is next to a hop on/off bus stop just off jalan panang.It's origins are 1750 to 1900,I think.All British soldiers, governors +despite age Malays have kept it neat.So sad to see so many young children.Next to it is the best value dim sum rest....More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It is quite a moving experience to visit the graveyard. The inscriptions tell an amazing and often sad story.

Thank gail788
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Awesome cemetery that offered a bit of colonial history from the early 19thC. The husband of Anna and the King is buried in this cemetery (The King And I) as well as other notable figures. Very atmospheric with lots of tombs literally placed ontop of...More

Thank Photodude45
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is such a lovely spot to visit, given the difference from the vibrance of Georgetown. You see the resting place of Francis Light and so many other of the early settlers, sadly many did not get to live long lives. But that is as...More

Thank John46H
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Sue K
Interested to know who is doing research and the clean up
6 November 2015|
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Response from kalliman | Reviewed this property |
hi Sue, you could try .visionsofpenang or penang website for tourist/heritage information.
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Sue K
Who can i contact ref grave sites
6 November 2015|
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Response from Righttodorightthings | Reviewed this property |
The Anglican Church of St George have Register, if you want to locate relatives buried there. St George Church is a heritage building worth a visit. Other source is the Penang Heritage Trust which may of help to you. If you... More
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