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As a Jew, a sentimental and touching experience

I visited with local Buddhists Malaysians friends. I was amazed to see the condition of the place... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Interesting bit of Penang history

Well worth a look. This is an interesting bit of Penang history tucked away. The guide is lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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2 Oct 2018
“As a Jew, a sentimental and touching experience”
6 Aug 2018
“Interesting bit of Penang history”
Yahudi Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I visited with local Buddhists Malaysians friends. I was amazed to see the condition of the place - a nice Indian man take care of the maintenance and cleaning, and he is doing a great job - the cemetery is clean, the graves are dustless...More

Thank UriO17
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Well worth a look. This is an interesting bit of Penang history tucked away. The guide is lovely and takes the time to show you around and give you a bit of the story of the people buried there. Be prepared to make a small...More

Thank apj101
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

...but I’m glad I did for some reason. Something different to do I guess. You get a guided tour here. The caretaker seems to be a nice fellow, and takes care of the place the best he can I guess. He can speak English intelligibly....More

Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I read about this place then embarked on an expedition with my 15 year old son in the blistering heat to find it. The Tamil caretakers were very pleasant and helpful. Being of Jewish ancestry, I found the place to be most poignant and moving...More

Thank DuskyMonkey
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Read about this oldest Jewish cemetery in Asia and we were interested to visit. It was fascinating and unlike any other Jewish cemetery we had previously been to. The caretaker is a lovely man who had some interesting information which he gladly shared with us....More

Thank geronimoturtle
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is an interesting and peaceful place. It opens daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please let's the guardian know while you open the gate because of the dog. the guardian is very helpful and enjoy giving information about the cemetery.

1  Thank krida802000
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Located in Georgetown. Accessible by any mode of transport except bus plying the main road. Can be accessed from Burma Road or Macalister Road. Since it is a jewish cemetry, not much activities except maybe to others during certain occassion. Main gate is always closed...More

1  Thank koolcatPenang
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Historically Jews tended to live apart either by choice or compulsion, but that has nearly dissolved in my lifetime in the US. I have visited my great-great grandfather's headstone in Mainz, Germany, the Cracow Jewish cemetery near Schindler's factory and the odd little space in...More

5  Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The gate was open and the care taker let us in. Very easy to find and a fascinating insight into a relatively unknown Jewish community. Highly recommended to those interested in colonial society and Jewish history.

2  Thank Dher5
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Good to walk around and see, but nothing really interesting. Can sit if you have a lot of time to spare

Thank bennyvectra
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