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Old Protestant Cemetery

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Go there before its totally ruined

The local people have already managed to break one of the historical entrances and I have no clue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShuddhoGhosh
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
For history buffs!

Western cemeteries in Asian countries provide a fascinating glimpse of life for the early... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helengray17
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“buried here” (21 reviews)
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The local people have already managed to break one of the historical entrances and I have no clue how long this place will last but see it if you can on your next visit

Thank ShuddhoGhosh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Western cemeteries in Asian countries provide a fascinating glimpse of life for the early colonialists. Mostly a short life, halted by tropical diseases. It is hard to read the inscriptions on most of these graves, but you can find the one for Francis Light (the...More

Thank Helengray17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting look into the colonial past of Penang. Its fee and it is easy to get to. There were no other people around as well.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the place could be better kept, it is worth the visit. Try looking for the celebrity tombs of Francis Light and the husband of Anna Leonowens.

1  Thank dwteoh
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It was nice being there and just walk around in the very peaceful place in the city. Even it’s not new and fancy, this place was really cool to see and the atmosphere so nice.

Thank Rikke Toft N
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We always find it interesting to walk through old cemeteries reading the gravestones, and this did not disappoint. Reveals more about the history of an area (Penang).

Thank shameg27
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A fairly run down cemetery. A few of the headstones are of interest. Mainly Captain Light who laid out the street plan for Georgetown

Thank Ployshol
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a very intriguing little cemetery full of fascinating details about people who died far away from their families. It's also handy for the Hop On Hop Off stop.

Thank Amethyst627
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Free and some interesting commentary at the entrance of the cemetery. A quick walk around only takes a few minutes

Thank qlddebo
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! To finally be in the vicinity of where my Great Grandfather may be buried! James Hancock died 30/04/1884 at Teluk Anson and was transported to Penang for burial. We scaled a wall as the gates were locked (on one end) only to find later...More

1  Thank Mezzaloey
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Sue K
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
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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