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Protestant CemeteryĂ¢Â€Â‹ 1

I had some time to spend in Penang, a unique part of Malaysia. The only Malay state with a Chinese ethnicity majority, it was visited by the English in the late 1700s. In 1786, Captain Francis Light, of the British East India Company, landed on Penang Island, and Fort Cornwallis was constructed at that site. Penang Island was ceded to the British East India Company by the Sultan of Kedah. Soon after, George Town was established at the northeastern tip of the island, named after King George III. A free port was founded to counter the Dutch influence from the East Indies. A penal colony was also created with a sizable number of Indian convicts.

 

And the first stop. The Old Protestant Cemetery (also known as Northam Road Cemetery) is a cemetery in George Town. Having faced a long period of neglect, it is now protected by the Penang Heritage Trust and has undergone several rounds of restoration. Today it lies quietly in a trimmed grove of frangipani trees along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Protestant CemeteryĂ¢Â€Â‹ 1

I had some time to spend in Penang, a unique part of Malaysia. The only Malay state with a Chinese ethnicity majority, it was visited by the English in the late 1700s. In 1786, Captain Francis Light, of the British East India Company, landed on Penang Island, and Fort Cornwallis was constructed at that site. Penang Island was ceded to the British East India Company by the Sultan of Kedah. Soon after, George Town was established at the northeastern tip of the island, named after King George III. A free port was founded to counter the Dutch influence from the East Indies. A penal colony was also created with a sizable number of Indian convicts.

 

And the first stop. The Old Protestant Cemetery (also known as Northam Road Cemetery) is a cemetery in George Town. Having faced a long period of neglect, it is now protected by the Penang Heritage Trust and has undergone several rounds of restoration. Today it lies quietly in a trimmed grove of frangipani trees along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

comments (16)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Apr 2017, 00:44
Un bon conseil !
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2017, 03:28
I am looking forward to this series, Ayush.
A nice shot, Ayush.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Apr 2017, 07:17
Living history then Ayush, in a manner of speaking
The East India Company was a powerful body
A fine image and fascinating history in your notes, it is my 'learning something new on SC everyday' post for the day.
Very good shot of the marker. Amazing how many Georgetowns (or George Town) there are in the world.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2017, 16:03
Thank you for the write up and I love this picture, Wonderful DOF and I love the initials in the stone.
this is a beautiful Irish Celtic cross Ayush... there should be very few of them in this cemetery....petersmile
Good to know that it is now taken care of.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2017, 20:50
Good to hear that it is now being cared for. Let's hope that it's "never forgotten" again.
That is very nice.
Did you try their Indian rojak there? Slightly different to rojak elsewhere.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2017, 22:57
Fascinating history.

I love you photo with its muted colours and Depth of Field.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 24 Apr 2017, 02:39
Seems like you had a lot of time to reflect...it's always nice to dive into history, especially if you can go see some sites first hand.
A wonderful example, Ayush. Very nice image!

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