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Jewish Cemetery

Yahudi Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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I don’t know why I came,...

...but I’m glad I did for some reason. Something different to do I guess. You get a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Scott S
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Hue, Vietnam
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Poignant and moving place

I read about this place then embarked on an expedition with my 15 year old son in the blistering... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
DuskeyMonkey
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Australia
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31 May 2018
“I don’t know why I came,...”
30 Apr 2018
“Poignant and moving place”
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Yahudi Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This small cemetery is a little difficult to find since it is kind of hidden in the suburbs. It is historically interesting because it helps to document the Jewish history of the city but is perhaps not the most picturesque or well kept cemetery.

2  Thank DohaInternational
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Located along Yahudi Road, this Jewish cemetery is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Asia. It was a green lung on this road but much of it has since been cemented. There are more than 100 graves here with the oldest dated 1835. The cemetery is...More

2  Thank nellielim
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