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Religion, St. George’s Church

Penang World Heritage Site :: Saint George's Church

Penang World Heritage Site :: Saint George’s Church

Address: 1, Lebuh Farquhar 10200 Penang. At the corner of Lebuh Farquhar and Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, the historic church, named after a patron saint of England, is reportedly the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia. Built by convicts, it has been faithfully holding services since its conception in 1818. The grand Francis Light memorial that […]

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Penang History & Story, St. George’s Church

Missionary couple's contributions are well-recorded in Penang

Missionary couple’s contributions are well-recorded in Penang

IT IS easily the most beautiful church in Penang but more than that, St George’s Church, which was built in 1816, is the oldest Anglican church in South-East Asia. Not surprisingly, the church, located on Farquhar Street, has been declared one of the 50 national treasures of Malaysia by the Government. The landmark church was […]

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Religion, St. George’s Church

The oldest in South East Asia Anglican Church in George Town was built to mark the 100th year of Penang’s founding

The oldest in South East Asia Anglican Church in George Town was built to mark the 100th year of Penang’s founding

BUILT in Western neo-classical style influenced by ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the newly restored St George’s Church is now an imposing white wonder. This oldest Anglican Church in South-East Asia, and probably the largest in the country, has stood proudly in Farquhar Street, George Town, for close to two centuries. Parish priest Venerable Charles […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Address: Lebuh Leith Penang. The Indians from Bengal first came to Penang in the late 18″ century as ‘sepoys’ and convicts with the East India Company. Francis Light also brought out some Bengal farmers’ from Calcutta to encourage agricultural enterprise on the island. While the early Bengalis hailed from Bengal, the term ‘Bengali’ soon came […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Kuan Yin Temple @ The Goddess of Mercy Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Kuan Yin Temple @ The Goddess of Mercy Temple

Address: Pitt Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. Admission: Free Opening Hours: 9am-6pm daily Also called Kuan Yin Temple, it sits at the junction of Lebuh China. Founded in 1801 on East India Company land by by the first Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities, the temple looms over visitors with its prominent red […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Nagore Shrine

Penang World Heritage Site :: Nagore Shrine

Nagore Durgha Sheriff Address: Lebuh King, Georgetown Penang. At the northeast corner of Chulia and King Streets, a white dome sitting astride three pointy blue-and-white arches seems like something of a subcontinental anachronism, and indeed, it is the durgha shrine of Syed Shahul Hameed of Nagore, a 13th-century Muslim saint, which was built in 1801 […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Maha Mariamman Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Maha Mariamman Temple

Address: Lebuh Queen, Georgetown 10200, Penang. Admission: Free, remove your shoes and hat before enter the temple. Opening Hours: 8.00 am – 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm With an entrance of colourful four-tiered crown, this temple is embellished with relief sculptures of 38 statues of Gods and Goddesses and four swans featuring […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Cathedral of the Assumption

Penang World Heritage Site :: Cathedral of the Assumption

Address: 3 Lebuh Farquhar, Penang Shortly after Captain Francis Light arrived on Penang Island in 1786, he arranged for the first Roman Catholic community of Eurasians to be brought over by ship from the parish in Kuala Kedah. They had emigrated from Phuket and Ligor to Kedah, before moving to Penang due to religious persecution. […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Kapitan Keling Mosque

Penang World Heritage Site :: Kapitan Keling Mosque

Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town 10300, Penang. Located at the busy junction of Chulia Street and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, this mosque’s spacious grounds and gardens is a serene spot for many to watch the world go by. A monumental mosque crowned by yellow domes and minarets, it is the largest historic mosque […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Lebuh Acheh Mosque

Penang World Heritage Site :: Lebuh Acheh Mosque

Address: Acheen Street, Penang Also known as Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, the mosque was built on land donated by Syed Sheriff Tengku Syed Hussain Al-Aidid, an Acheh-Arabian merchant of the Achenese Royal of northern Sumatra who settled in Penang in 1792. The small window halfway up the minaret is said to have originally been a […]

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