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Old Protestant Cemetery, George Town

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 260 reviews on the web
The crumbling gravestones and tombs of Old Protestant Cemetery mark the resting places of many significant figures in local history. Established in 1789, the graveyard lies in a grove of fragrant frangipani trees. Though many of the inscriptions are unreadable, those that remain reveal the names of British, Chinese, German, and at least one Armenian settler. At the end of the 20th century, restoration and conservation efforts helped clean the cemetery, which provides a historical context for visitors interested in learning more about the city's early development. Make Old Protestant Cemetery a centerpiece of your George Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our George Town vacation trip planner.
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  • A tumbled appearance, probably due to the bombs that fell in the graveyard. Some interesting looking tombs, but I mostly enjoyed the overall feel with the old trees along the main path. Nice diversion...  read more »
  • Lots of history to be had here. The graves are quite raised and look like crypts. Our photographs probably did not do it justice, would have been great if closer to sunset, to show off the graves in a...  read more »
  • We went there with the Hop On Hop Off bus but it can be reached by foot from Penang Street or the Blue Mansion. It's the only place of this type that we visited in Malaysia. It's beautiful and peacefu...  read more »
  • I loved walking through it. A lot of history there. Shocking to see how young people died. Also found a grave were they still referred to unmarried older woman as a spinster.
  • Lots of important local identities buried here. Great atmosphere. Was used as a location for the TV series Indian Summers.
  • Good to see a cemetery like this
  • Without trying to sound morbid, this cemetery has the best head stones.
  • Meet the sunset here!
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