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Saint George’s Church, Penang

Posted by on Jun 1st, 2007
Filed Under: Penang, Sights

St George Church PenangSaint George’s Church
Located at the corner of Lebuh Farquhar and Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, built by convicts back in 1816, Penang’s Saint George’s Church is the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia. The passing of time has not altered the original structure very much, nor weathered its walls. The huge Grecian columns that stood outside St George;s Church are the most striking feature of the church’s architecture.

St. George’s Church is one of the most beautiful heritage landmarks of Penang, and is rated as a MUST SEE.

It’s location is also fortuitous; lined up in the same row, and within walking distance from the church, are the Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque; a silent reminder of the religious harmony that is sacred to all Penangites. The compassion of Buddhism, the simplicity of Islam and the serenity of Christianity – each unique in its own way, but together they represent the intertwined strands of George Town’s populace.

Location: 1 Jalan Lebuh Farguhar, 10200 Penang

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  1. This is also the church where the b*stard who killed Kattabomman is buried – John Bannerman. When I was studying in USM, I used to visit to visit the church just to piss on his grave! Priceless!