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

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Well worth a visit as it offers an evocative history of Penang's past the people who shaped it. Too bad it has not been better looked after.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well worth a visit as it offers an evocative history of Penang's past the people who shaped it. Too bad it has not been better looked after.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Considering that these graves are over 200 years old and have been subject to tropical conditions they are in remarkably good condition. Very sad to see some of the young ages that these people passed away but a history buff's must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is interesting to walk around Old Protestant Cemetery and to imagine what it would have been like in the early days.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have visited this cemetery 3 times and it has been in a better state of preservation now than it was over the last 30 years. For those who know Penang streets, the graves here are the remains of the people whose names are on the streets; Light, Brown, Arratoon, Gottlieb, Logan, Hutchings etc. In death, it makes one realise... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I do, and I was interested to read the epitaphs on some of the tomb stones. Rather sad to read the number of young Colonial officials who ventured east to work and died in their early 20s of disease.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There are two main protestant cemeteries in Penang, one in western road, which is bigger and the ohter is at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, formerly known as Northem Road. Northerm Road Postestane Cemetery is located near the end of Penang Road, and it is close to the Blue House or Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. The cemetery is reflection of Penang... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

it is located right by the side of St Francis church. They place is not taken care and maintained. the state government should take care of this historical cemetry.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wanted to visit but the gates were locked so had to peer over the wall, which was disappointing given it's recommended status.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We found the cemetery very interesting. Unfortunately many of the headstones were in a bad state due to Japanese bombing in WW2 and the passage of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For those who like History of an area then this is a must. A slow restoration of headstones is in progress but does not interfere with your explorations. Coming from Australia we don't have history like this - so I love it.

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

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