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Old Protestant Cemetery

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Penang
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Quite an insight into the bravery and fortitude of those pioneers who were the first Westerners to venture into the unknown as so many died of diseases long stamped out in today's world. As another reviewer mentioned you can gain access at the back while the front entrance is closed due to works. It is cool and shady and a... More 

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Aylesbury
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although the entrance is closed due to works, you can still gain entry at the back of the cemetery. As with other European or British cemeteries of the 19th century in Asia (I visited that in Macao last week) it's a fascinating vignette of a vanished world and we'll worth a visit (apply insect repellent before visiting however!)

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Bowie, Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I saw reviews from people who were able to get inside, but when I went (Wednesday afternoon around 3pm), the entrance was closed and locked. It looked really neat from the outside, but not really worth visiting if you can't walk around inside. I did not see another entrance anywhere, and didn't see anything noting when it was open to... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Smack in the hustle and bustle of traffic is this unassuming resting place for the dearly departed. As far as cemetery is concerned, I wonder if it will pull in tourists who have more worldly things to do. Errrr... I guess if you are in the mid of writing a horror story, you could find an inspiration in this somber... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
103 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This could be a really interesting and historic site but it seems to have been left to ruins. The map at the entrance explains who is buried where . It is hard to find them as many are just heaps of stones. A real pity

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is an English cemetery, far from home and, sad to say, rather run down. It's interesting to read the inscriptions and try to imagine who these people were, and how they died so far from home. Some died young, and some died quite old. It makes you appreciate modern medicine, and modern public health systems. The cemetery is easy... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Definitely worth a walk around to gain an insight into the life and death of the early settlers. Don't expect too much as it is what it is, a cemetery.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

With the Western Founder of Penang buried there is makes and interesting walk. Also the real husband of the woman "Anna" was based on from the King and I is laid to rest there also.

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Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My friend wanted to visit this place. However, when we arrived at this place, we saw the chain at the door was rusty and seems only can see from afar.

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

its a cemetery. Neat to see the tombs out and about, but the area is a bit rundown. Don't go out of your way.

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