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Old Protestant Cemetery

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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History buffs must visit

This and the old Catholic cemetery over the dividing wall are the oldest Christian cemeteries in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cachoo
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Perth, Australia
Only went in on whim, but were transfixed.

He happened upon this but were mesmerised by the headstones and stories that played out through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bogwog68
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Red Hill, Australia
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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.

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
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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
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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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