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If you are interested in old cemeteries, this one has some beautiful old tombs. There is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allison R
Adelaide, Australia
Interesting if you are a History buff

This historic cemetery is the resting place of a number of Penang personalities including Sir... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Durban, South Africa
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery has so much history attached to it, but sadly is in great need of a good clean up and a little more respect.

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in old cemeteries, this one has some beautiful old tombs. There is an interpretive panel and map showing some of the key graves, but it is interesting to just ramble around and explore.

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This historic cemetery is the resting place of a number of Penang personalities including Sir Francis Light its founder - many of the the tomb stones have decayed to unreadable but at the entrance there is an informative explanation which helps - a peacfull and...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Well worth a visit to this old cemetery if you are into that sort of thing some interesting tomb stones in my view it could be better looked after but the place in general had that charming feeling

Thank James G
Reviewed 14 May 2018

It is a fascinating eye into the history of colonial Malaysia and the grave stones tell a sad story of disease and early death.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Sir Francis Light, the founder of the Penang, often credited for his visions in developing Penang and transforming it into today’s modern Penang. A man with great excellence, was buried here, I brought my family from the States to this piece of historical site for...More

Thank Iverrence
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Although this isn't a cemetery with beautiful sculptures and grave markers, it is visually and historically interesting. You'll see many of the names of the original conquerors and administrators of Penang, and because it's small and flat and shady, it's pretty easy to get around,...More

Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Visited this cemetery on a previous visit to Penang, but would recommend it to anyone interested in the rich history of this city and the early settlers.

Thank allicat679
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place i enjoyed most in Penang. Off the tourist track, but lots of mosquito. Its fascinating with all the various tombs. A small hertiage cemetery with easy access.

Thank smurfzzz
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Peaceful, as you'd expect for a graveyard. Great history and I'm so glad places like this are protected. Walk along the road its on as this was known as millionairs row once due to the huge mansions here. Go have a cooling beer in the...More

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Sue K
6 November 2015|
Response from kalliman | Reviewed this property |
hi Sue, you could try .visionsofpenang or penang website for tourist/heritage information.
Sue K
6 November 2015|
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Response from Righttodorightthings | Reviewed this property |
The Anglican Church of St George have Register, if you want to locate relatives buried there. St George Church is a heritage building worth a visit. Other source is the Penang Heritage Trust which may of help to you. If you... More