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Old Protestant Cemetery

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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Searching for my Great Grandfather

Wow! To finally be in the vicinity of where my Great Grandfather may be buried! James Hancock died... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mezzaloey
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City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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Interesting cemetery

It's not a huge cemetery but we spent a good half hour wandering around the graves and reading some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pacificwoman59
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Brisbane
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Mezzaloey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a huge cemetery but we spent a good half hour wandering around the graves and reading some of the very sad stories of the people who are buried here. It was interesting to see the grave of the real life Thomas Leonowens (the...More

Thank Pacificwoman59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked unloved and uninviting... I went to go in, but as the wall was falling down, the "lawn" unattended... I felt like it was not at welcoming

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was just here for a short time so I didn't get to read many of the gravestones. I plan to go back sometime when I can do so. It really is very interesting.

Thank JanaK123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This and the old Catholic cemetery over the dividing wall are the oldest Christian cemeteries in Penang. The Old Protestant Cemetery is well worth a visit as here you will find the graves of the earliest European settlers and their families, including the grave of...More

Thank cachoo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

He happened upon this but were mesmerised by the headstones and stories that played out through them. Was in a surprising (as we are not into the macabre) it was one of the highlights of our week. Free, peaceful and very emotive. A definite must...More

Thank Bogwog68
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 17 May 2017

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.

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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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