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Old Protestant Cemetery

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Lovely old cemetery

My husband and I love visiting cemeteries when we go somewhere new. Having visited Penang many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily E
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Worth a visit

This was 2 minutes from our hotel. I always find it interesting to stroll through old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“buried here” (21 reviews)
“early settlers” (11 reviews)
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love visiting cemeteries when we go somewhere new. Having visited Penang many times throughout my life for family reasons, I rarely get time to look around properly. We stayed very nearby and spotted the cemetery from the road. One late we...More

Thank Emily E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was 2 minutes from our hotel. I always find it interesting to stroll through old cemeteries. From a photography perspective it is a good spot Worth a visit but you probably won't spend too long here

Thank KAT1864
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 25 November 2017

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

1  Thank Helengray17
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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.

1  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).

1  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

1  Thank Ployshol
Reviewed 19 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
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Questions & Answers
Sue K
6 November 2015|
Response from kalliman | Reviewed this property |
hi Sue, you could try .visionsofpenang or penang website for tourist/heritage information.
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