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Old Protestant Cemetery, George Town

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Just as almost the whole of the old and Heritage part of Georgetown. If you are looking for English history than interesting but otherwise nothing special.
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  • 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 atmosp...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Another good place to explore in Penang for history lover.
  • 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.