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Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle

It's an interesting place to visit if you are keen on cemeteries and are interested in history. It was sad to see that so many people died under the age of 30, most of them from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bodrum City, Turkey

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this place you travel back in time and find yourself cut off from the buzz of George Town. The old trees and grave stones will tell you lot's of tales if you are willing to listen.

Thank Dutombe
Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting place to visit if you are keen on cemeteries and are interested in history. It was sad to see that so many people died under the age of 30, most of them from cholera. Francis Light, founder of Georgetown is buried there. A guided tour of the cemetery takes place from 2-3pm on the last Sunday of... More 

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Cape Cod, Mass.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery is a shaded and lovely spot to wander about, reading the gravestones of the original British settlers and missionaries. The old, crumbling headstones give you an idea of how difficult life was in the early days when most people died at a very young age. The quiet and serenity are also a welcome break from the bustle of... More 

1 Thank judytravel
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thats the best and the most historical place for me in Georgetown. Graves of many adventurers, including the one of Captain Francis Light, who has found the city, are cituated here. Good for photo both in cloudy and sunny weather.

Thank Ogmion
Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit in the morning or afternoon. Visit when they is daylight. It's the stuff ghost movies are made of--from the intricate tombstones to the imposing foliage. It's a different experience so do visit!

1 Thank pothelmia
Steilacoom, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small patch of woods by the water and the fort from the era when the sun never set on the British empire. It is very au natural rather than kempt, many graves breaking down as they should. What struck me the most were how many of the headstones were those of people in their 20s, 30s or 40s. Life... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When i thought of Penang...i always thought of this British cemetery..a place i used as a playground when i was a child living in Penang for two years before our family moved to KL. this is where i used to keep to come a lot just to appreciate the historical facts of this place...many British,Americans or even rich Chinese clans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cemetery as part of a tour. It was very interesting to hear something of the founding of the Colony of Penang and see where the early settlers were buried. We had the advantage of a guide, for those without, there was a sign near the entrance showing the location of the major graves.

Thank Travelling_Family99
The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is walking distance from my hotel, E&O, there are a few old graves that are badly maintained which gives it some character... but not very known names or impressive monuments or stones, like for instance those in Rome or Paris, so can be skipped...

Thank Ronald_jelle
Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Interesting if you add a walk around here to a trip to Fort Cornwallis . Lots of history all around Georgetown. We took a rickshaw tour which was great.

Thank Tony_le_Blanc

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