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Protestant CemeteryĂ¢Â€Â‹ 3

Most of the graves here received Christian burials; there are some Chinese graves, as well as the graves of some of Penang's early German residents. There are at least two Armenian graves. Many of the graves remaining today are no longer identifiable; this is attributed to vandalism and uncontrolled landscaping activities by ignorant contractors. A striking feature is the fact that a vast number of the ‘residents’ here are of a very young age; some headstones indicate men and women buried who were in their twenties and thirties.

 

Protestant CemeteryĂ¢Â€Â‹ 3

Most of the graves here received Christian burials; there are some Chinese graves, as well as the graves of some of Penang's early German residents. There are at least two Armenian graves. Many of the graves remaining today are no longer identifiable; this is attributed to vandalism and uncontrolled landscaping activities by ignorant contractors. A striking feature is the fact that a vast number of the ‘residents’ here are of a very young age; some headstones indicate men and women buried who were in their twenties and thirties.

 

comments (16)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Apr 2017, 00:23
Very interesting, thank you smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Apr 2017, 00:24
Very interesting, thank you smile
Such a young man...
It is always kind of sad to see these old graves of young people.
I wonder how he died.
So young - very sad...
A plain name, Ayush, it makes you wonder if it was his real name, or just a name to put on the headstone...
It must be interesting to wander round like you did Ayush.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2017, 06:53
Difficult life for the folks who were not accustomed to tropical climates, Ayush.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Apr 2017, 07:24
The past was a very different place..
I think the young age of deathwas very common. Pneumonia, flus, and infections took victims easily before antibiotics.
There must be a story there!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2017, 04:40
I always wonder around on a cemetery and I am struck by the fact that some live almost a hundred and some don't even make it in their twenties..or only live a few days.....It looks like this was repainted very recent.
Mary surely is right...death at a young age, especially in the 19th century. It never seems "right," does it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Apr 2017, 12:04
Well he had enough time to qualify, but probably not enough time to seriously apply the qualification.
I think John Smith must be one of the most used names in history, it's not difficult to find a John Smith anywhere smile

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