Protestant Cemetery

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  • Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Cemetery, Tourist Center

This is the oldest Christian cemetery in Penang. It is also known as Northern Road cemetery and was set up in 18th century for British colonial administrators, traders and missionaries. The earliest grave is that of Captain Francis light- one of the fathers of British colonialism in Southeast Asia. There are also many other notable British personalities buried here.

A stroll through the shady pavements and you will feel at peace!

  • Entry is free.

  • Raid Penang free shuttle bus to stop no. 7

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  • Protestant Cemetery Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
  • Protestant Cemetery Timing: 24-hrs
  • Protestant Cemetery Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Protestant Cemetery: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Penang Hill include Protestant Cemetery in their plan

  • 26.65% of people start their Protestant Cemetery visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Protestant Cemetery

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

83.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Protestant Cemetery

People normally club together Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Fort Cornwallis while planning their visit to Protestant Cemetery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Our favorite head was of a white man who was supposedly murdered by a "band of Asian robbers". Colonialism at its finest.

  • there's a monthly cemetery guided tour conducted here on the last sunday of the month

  • Lovely and peaceful place, although rather sad as well (apparently 1/3 of the graves belong to people under 30).

  • Here contains, among others, the tomb of Captain Francis Light, who founded colonial Penang in 1786 and died from malaria at 54, in 1794.

  • A quiet place, not many visitors here. Made for an interesting stroll through this place, reading the headstones. Some of those resting here passed away very young.

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