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Old Protestant Cemetery

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Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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History and Sad

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saltwood, England
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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Hilversum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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. In penang

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 each other. A good place for a bit of history.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 it was. Truly reflective to stand there, look at the tombstones, and perhaps even think... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The cemetery is along a busy road, but is well shaded and provides a glimpse into Penang's past. There is a map in the cemetery that show where notable figures are laid to rest. Read the tombstones and see how long (or not so long) most people lived and where they are from. This is the melting pot that is... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Quiet and shady, the mix of gravestones and monuments give a glimpse into the amazing history of Penang. Dutch, English and Chinese side by side

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Seville, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a quiet calm (and shady) place, as it should be, and a good place to spend some time away from the bustle. The Cemtery hosts the tombs of many of the Great and the Good of Penang's colonial past, starting with Light himself. As always, if you stop to actually read the tombstone inscriptions, many strange and often... More 

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