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“An insight into Penang's past”

Old Protestant Cemetery
Ranked #23 of 140 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

As previous reviewers have said, the cemetery isn't very well kept and can be pretty muddy after heavy rain. But it is a fascinating place to visit to get a real feel for the people who came to Penang all those years ago and what they must have gone through. Very few people survived past their 50s. An atmospheric place (especially late afternoon) - a must for photographers.

Thank Ripon_Couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Took both my daughters to hunt for Sir Francis Light's grave to show them the final resting place of the founder of Penang Island. This is part of our Malaysia history. Seeing is remembering.

If some care is taken to manage this cemetery, it would make a great historical tourist site, for school excursions, to locals and foreigners.

Thank JaniceLim
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Not worth your time. A bit off the beaten track and bounded by a busy road. Many headstone collapsed and broken, only a few readable. Obviously not on the heritage restoration priority list.

Thank Scotsmaninmalaysia
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

When driving by, this always seems dark & dreary, but walking through, it isn't. There are sign boards by the entrance with approx layout of specific graves & tombs. Not now used & had been let to ruin, despite attempts to maintain it.

Thank StrayCat5
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

And not just because its a cemetery! Coming from Adelaide we went to find the Light burial because of our connection with Colonel Light. The place is not well managed - lots of weeds and broken graves which gave an unkempt feel. However, it does give an insight to those old Colonial days and how hard life must have been for everyone. An interesting way to spend an hour.

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