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“Haunting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Protestant Cemetery

Old Protestant Cemetery
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #10 of 40 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Cemeteries
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Haunting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Easy think to do, take insect repellant if your susceptible but worth hunting out Sir Francis Light's grave

Visited April 2013
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“A UNESCO World Heritage Site - Penang's Pioneers Buried Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This Christian ceremony is worth a visit. There are a few free Sunday tours. Check with the Tourist Office on Beach Street by the Clock Tower and HSBC Bank building for time and date. This is the final resting place of famous Penang pioneers such as Francis Light, James Scott and the husband of Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Do you remember the classic 1956 movie 'THE KING AND I', starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr as Anna?

Visited April 2013
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“Very peaceful and beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

An amazing place to see, fascinating place to see. Many of the people died so young, was interesting to look around and see the graves. The area isn't maintained but it all adds to the character. Worth a look around.

Visited April 2013
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“a mesmerising visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

One of the stop in our photography tour of downtown Penang was this 200 year old cemetery,specifically to visit Francis Light's tomb.

But we didn't expect to be truly taken in by the historical significance of the whole cemetery. We ended up spending quite some time at the cemetery trying to absorb the architectural magnificence and the stories of the people who were buried there as etched on their tombstones. Many of them died well before their time.

It was a moving experience for us and we highly recommend a visit here.

Visited March 2013
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“A hidden gem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Fascinating to see the old graves and learn about the people. So many died so young.

I belong to a group in the UK who is doing the same thing with our local cemetery, locating the graves and finding out about the lives of the people buried there so it was fascinating to see how someone else had done it.
Not as morbid as you expect but it is a slightly,odd thing to visit as a tourist when Georgetown has so much to offer.

Visited February 2013
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