Penang Jewish Cemetery

George Town

Believed to be the oldest single Jewish burial ground in Southeast Asia, here you'll find some 107 graves, the earliest of which dates back to 1835. The most recent tombstone is that for David Mordechai, a former manager of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel and the island's last Malaysian-born Jew, who died in 2011.

The well-kept cemetery is tended by Raju, the third generation of his family who has held this post.

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Nearby George Town attractions

1. Penang Museum

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Penang's state-run museum includes exhibits on the history, customs and traditions of the island’s various ethnic groups, with photos, videos, documents,…

2. Penang State Museum Board

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Some of the Penang Museum's temporary exhibitions can be seen here at their main offices in the buildings of a former hospital.

3. Top at KOMTAR

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There are all kinds of attractions – most targeted at families – in this major revamp of part of George Town's iconic KOMTAR tower. The biggest draw is…

4. Penang State Gallery

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This commercial-feeling museum offers a rather breezy overview of the state's history.

5. Rainbow Skywalk


Located at the tippy top of George Town's iconic but homely KOMTAR tower, Rainbow Skywalk offers a variety of elevated activities, from a rooftop…

6. Tech Dome Penang

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More than 120 science and technology exhibits form the basis of this highly interactive, educational museum aimed squarely at school kids. It's all pretty…

7. Komik Asia

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8. Hin Bus Depot

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