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. To visit Old Protestant Cemetery and other attractions in George Town, use our George Town trip planner.
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  • Many of the colonial settlers are buried here and I spent an interesting hour wandering around this shady place. Sad to read how many of the settlers died young and lost so many children to malaria.....  more
    Many of the colonial settlers are buried here and I spent an interesting hour wandering around this shady place. Sad to read how many of the settlers died young and lost so many children to malaria.....  more »
  • Just pass through it if the weather is nice and you want to take a stroll before/after visiting the Eastern & Oriental Hotel which is nearby; nothing to see really. Not worth more than 5 mins of your....  more
    Just pass through it if the weather is nice and you want to take a stroll before/after visiting the Eastern & Oriental Hotel which is nearby; nothing to see really. Not worth more than 5 mins of your....  more »
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  • Lovely, quiet cemetery next to the core heritage zone of George Town. You can walk in and wander among the tombstones and mausoleums. Despite its proximity to a main road, the cemetery has a sense of stillness and calm, no doubt thanks to the many trees that provide shade in the grounds. You'll find markers for graves of Foochow migrants, European merchants, administrators, children, soldiers, and more. See if you can locate Francis Light's grave!
  • nice little cemetery only marred by the loud highway and dead imperialists. doors were locked without any notice when I went, but there are a number of easy spots to step over the wall, and no disturbance once inside

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