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.
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