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“Needs a lot of work”

Old Protestant Cemetery
Ranked #23 of 140 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Many of the early settlers of Penang are buried here. Including Francis Light. It needs a lot of work and renovation to make it a place worth visiting again.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

if you like history,this old cemetery is a place you have to visit on Penang ...... just to read the headstones..... no ghosts that I saw among the majestic Frangipani trees that seem as old as some of the graves.

Thank NEV T
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Well worth for any Aussie. Captain Light is buried there. Captain Light founded Adelaide. Do not go at night time as it is a druggie location

Thank raymac47
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Cemetary is part of the Penang Heritage Walk. For a cemetary, there is no eerie feeling when you step into it. On the contrary, it is cool and calm and there are many interesting things to read on the tombstones.

Thank angelinecheah81
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I agree that this cemetery is of high heritage value and important to the world heritage listing of George Town. It is also very evocative in its semi-ruined state.
I am concerned it will be over "beautified' and a careful conservation approach needs to be prepared by an experienced conservation professional with experince in fragile masonry structures in tropical conditions.

Thank MandPSydney
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