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Batu Ferringhi Chinese Cemetery 2

The cemetery is built on a slope facing the sea, at the start of Telok Bahang.

 

Batu Ferringhi Chinese Cemetery 2

The cemetery is built on a slope facing the sea, at the start of Telok Bahang.

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 29 May 2017, 00:37
You are giving us the view that the inhabitants are offered, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: The filial descendants make the offerings once in a while, Ray.
That is a room with a view.
Ayush Basu: And it sure is a nice view, Michael, even for the living.
It seems a really steep slope - interesting that this is where they placed the cemetery.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes Elizabeth, it is steep and some graves do not have a whole lot of space in front of them, so the descendants visiting the graves would do well to mind their step or else they risk joining the inhabitants of this cemetery!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 29 May 2017, 05:23
Right above habitation, Ayush, though I guess it was there before the houses
Ayush Basu: Good point Lisl, I would imagine this is not a cemetery that sees new burials these days.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 May 2017, 06:33
Is building a cemetery on a slop a good idea I wonder?
Ayush Basu: Good point Chrisl, I would imagine this is not a cemetery that sees new burials these days.
Your point of view adds to the slope of the place, Ayush. Do I assume correctly that this is one grave amongst them all?
Ayush Basu: There were several graves here and they are all rather elaborate and spacious. I assume it was common for parents (or maybe even parents and grandparents) to be buried next to each other. I liked the view facing the headstones, Ginnie.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 May 2017, 07:37
hate to have an avalanche!!
Ayush Basu: YOu are so right about that, Elaine.
It's good to see different cultures Ayush.
Ayush Basu: How we bury our dead is quite different and therefore tells us about different cultures, Chad - so I agree with you fully.
Not sure I would want it looming over my house Ayush grin
Ayush Basu: You would not find too many takers if you wanted to sell your property someday, Bill grin
The site surely affords good view for visitors.
Ayush Basu: I actually spent more time here than I planned and the view was a strong contributor, Mary.
I like that circle of incense.
Ayush Basu: Very neat, isn't it, Michael?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 May 2017, 16:47
I often say that 'the death' have wonderful views or have a wonderful place to rest..... I love your point of view.
Ayush Basu: Now that you say it, I think I agree with you, Astrid. Thank you for your kind comment.
Burial practices must be among the strangest of human activities!
Ayush Basu: I once read that somewhere, it is customary for the dead to be wrapped in a white shroud and tossed off a cliff, Tom! So you are spot on.
I walked from Penang Hill down to the Botanic Garden. Nearly got lost to Batu Ferringhi!
Ayush Basu: That must have been to the Moongate, LC. A good walk.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2017, 08:27
Its a fine view out across the sea but those interred won't enjoy that, of course; but perhaps it will help the relatives.
Ayush Basu: And also the odd visitors like me smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2017, 16:50
It has a fine view over the water.
Ayush Basu: A pleasant view for the visitors, Anne.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2017, 23:23
This is an unusual aspect for a cemetery.
Ayush Basu: It certainly is the first one I have seen overlooking the sea from a slope, CP.

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