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St George's Church 3

Built in 1816 using convict labour, when Colonel John Alexander Bannerman was the then Governor of Penang, the building cost 60,000 Spanish dollars (in 1819, the British bought Singapore for also 60,000 Spanish dollars!).

 

St George's Church 3

Built in 1816 using convict labour, when Colonel John Alexander Bannerman was the then Governor of Penang, the building cost 60,000 Spanish dollars (in 1819, the British bought Singapore for also 60,000 Spanish dollars!).

 

comments (16)

A lovely shot with a nice history lesson.
Ayush Basu: Thank you again, Michael, for your encouraging comments.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 5 May 2017, 03:35
Cripes, Ayush...it could have served as a bomb shelter during WW2!
Ayush Basu: What I understand is the British folded easily in Malaya and therefore, there was no need for a hard and long drawn out conflict, Ray.
What? A church and a island city-state "worth" the same amount???? Unbelievable.
Ayush Basu: Well apparently, in the case of Singapore, most of (all?) the amount was paid out to the Sultan of that time in exchange for the right to establish a trading post. We all know how that panned out for the Sultan, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2017, 06:26
A great looking classical image
Ayush Basu: It has a bit of a court of law (to my eyes) kind of an appearance, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Onich
  • 5 May 2017, 06:46
It's a very unusual style; I would never had guessed that it was church without the banners.
Ayush Basu: It has a bit of a court of law (to my eyes) kind of an appearance, Alan.
There is a feeling of the corporate about this Church Ayush.
Ayush Basu: In Singapore, that feeling is applicable to most of the buildings once a person steps out, Chad.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2017, 08:39
It almost looks Roman. I do have to say that it is well kept and very impressive.
Ayush Basu: It has a bit of a court of law (to my eyes) kind of an appearance, Astrid. And I do agree about the tidy condition.
wow at the prices!! bought SINGAPORE??? i'm speechless!!
Ayush Basu: Well apparently, in the case of Singapore, most of (all?) the amount was paid out to the Sultan of that time in exchange for the right to establish a trading post. We all know how that panned out for the Sultan, Elaine.
Those facts are mind boggling.
Ayush Basu: Well apparently, in the case of Singapore, most of (all?) the amount was paid out to the Sultan of that time in exchange for the right to establish a trading post. We all know how that panned out for the Sultan, Mary.
I like the design of this church very much.
Ayush Basu: It has a bit of a court of law (to my eyes) kind of an appearance, Brian.
Everybody got a bargain, eh? smile
Ayush Basu: Well apparently, in the case of Singapore, most of (all?) the amount was paid out to the Sultan of that time in exchange for the right to establish a trading post. Wonder how it was eventually taken by the Sultan, Tom grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 May 2017, 23:29
This could be a pic of some church in the UK, the way it is composed and with all the St George flags. Well, there was a quite the choice, what to do with 60,000 Spanish dollars smile
Ayush Basu: Well apparently, in the case of Singapore, most of (all?) the amount was paid out to the Sultan of that time in exchange for the right to establish a trading post. George Town, Penang went in a different direction, Louis
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 May 2017, 05:48
They are a little premature with their posters, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I know what you mean and you are right, Lisl.
Singapore was a bargain!
Ayush Basu: That is what the British of the times paid out to the Sultan in exchange for the right to open a trading house, Bill.
"Empowering the disadvantaged"... radical stuff, Ayush...
Ayush Basu: Haha, you are absolutely right, Larry.
Churches look great in white.
Ayush Basu: Quite a few of those in Singapore, LC, as you undoubtedly know.

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