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Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shan, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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It is next to a hop on/off bus stop just off jalan panang.It's origins are 1750 to 1900,I think.All British soldiers, governors +despite age Malays have kept it neat.So sad to see... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Peter C

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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this cemetery was so interesting and reading the inscriptions on the legible tombs of lives that had been lost through illness and disease and tragedy by early travellers making the town what it is today. Inspiring.

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Saltwood, England
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Sadly neglected and overgrown with some really mean mosquitoes but interesting to see the headstones which tell an interesting story.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Puts the history of Penang into perspective. Free, accessible, safe and worth the time reading about the pioneers.

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Hilversum
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This old cemetry is one of the oldest in Penang and worth a visit. Walk around the old gravestones or on the beautiful paths covered with trees.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It is next to a hop on/off bus stop just off jalan panang.It's origins are 1750 to 1900,I think.All British soldiers, governors +despite age Malays have kept it neat.So sad to see so many young children.Next to it is the best value dim sum rest. In penang

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Thank Peter C
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It is quite a moving experience to visit the graveyard. The inscriptions tell an amazing and often sad story.

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Thank gail788
Shenyang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Awesome cemetery that offered a bit of colonial history from the early 19thC. The husband of Anna and the King is buried in this cemetery (The King And I) as well as other notable figures. Very atmospheric with lots of tombs literally placed ontop of each other. A good place for a bit of history.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is such a lovely spot to visit, given the difference from the vibrance of Georgetown. You see the resting place of Francis Light and so many other of the early settlers, sadly many did not get to live long lives. But that is as it was. Truly reflective to stand there, look at the tombstones, and perhaps even think... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The cemetery is along a busy road, but is well shaded and provides a glimpse into Penang's past. There is a map in the cemetery that show where notable figures are laid to rest. Read the tombstones and see how long (or not so long) most people lived and where they are from. This is the melting pot that is... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Quiet and shady, the mix of gravestones and monuments give a glimpse into the amazing history of Penang. Dutch, English and Chinese side by side

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