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Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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As we have ancestor 's sleeping in both the Protestant and Catholic section, welcome the efforts to tidy the grounds and add some historical information to tourists

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue K
Greater Adelaide, Australia

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those interested in the colonial history of George Town this is a must see. A plague inside the main gate guides you to the different graves including Capt. Francis Light and subsequent Governors. You get a real appreciation for the hardships suffered by the pioneers and the early loss of life to malaria. Humbling experience yet interesting to appreciate... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we have ancestor 's sleeping in both the Protestant and Catholic section, welcome the efforts to tidy the grounds and add some historical information to tourists

Thank Sue K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying near to this ceremony so decided to have a look. it is a little run down but interesting reading the inscriptions. Many of those buried were a large part of the history of Georgetown including James Light. Many died very young mostly to Malaria. Quite sad how they were very brave to go to another country and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery get very less attention by public. It located very near to the Mansion 32 Restaurant or the E&O Oriental Hotel. (To be exact right opposite the LExus Sales office). Heard from elderly this was the places where Francis Light "Founder of Penang Island" begin bury here.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a look, some interning historic graves and a contrast between the catholic side and Protestant side.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We passed the cemetery and walked in because we were curious. The cemetery is a heritage site, and the old tombs are standing silently side by side. At the entry of the site is a stone map, indicating where some of the more famous graves are, including the grave of Francis Light. Wandering between the tombs gives you an insight... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Interesting if you like cemetries. Interesting names and huge tombs, the flora is appealing too. Wear good footwear as some of the places can be bumpy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

an extremely interesting and educational place to find out about Penang's early (1600s!) history. seemingly hidden away near the piers and yet so close to the vibrant city this shaded little cemetery is in original condition, it has not been kept up for decades except for the path and grass. at first this looks a bit 'shabby' but when you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It's a cemetery so there's really not much to do but the old gravestones and monuments are beautiful and it was cool to experience the history of Penang in a new way. Great opportunity for those interested in history of photography.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great place for those who love history and human stories. I just love to walk around tomb stones reading about people under them, often there is not only a name but a short story as well.

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