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Renovations are underway in the Protestant part of Northam rd cemetery. It’s called the Northam Rd... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Brisbane Region, Australia
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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 July 2018
Allison R
Adelaide, Australia
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Atmospheric, and you can wander among the tombs and headstones, and learn the stories of times past and tragedies

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We walked along the cemetery in the evening. It was getting dark and we did not feel like going in. There seemed to be some nice tombs. But it looked like the place could do with a little better maintenance.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We wandered around the graves - a map of which at the entrance - recording the deaths of ex pats, locals - really absorbing. Some graves large and ornamental, others inset into a wall to adjoining Catholic cemetery- gate sadly padlocked... More than an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meaties
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We passed by this area, but I felt kinda weird so we didn't go in anymore. Not for the faint heart i guess :) This place has no caretaker when we got there so it's free to go in and out.. But who would right?...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MonaN979
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Renovations are underway in the Protestant part of Northam rd cemetery. It’s called the Northam Rd cemetery and not as titled on trip adviser, I was able to chat with one of the heritage people of what was happening and why. The catholic part of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alang515
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GDay1044
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Sue K
6 November 2015|
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Response from alang515 | Reviewed this property |
Penang heritage have started the cleanup and restoration of the known graves within the Protestant part of the cemetery. The catholic cemetery however is another story the graves are in extreme decay and whether those graves... More
Sue K
6 November 2015|
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your replies. Since posting this question. Marcus Langdon has published 2vol called Epitaph with detailed history of many Protestant graves. Thanks again sue