St. George’s Church

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St. George’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in South East Asia, as it was built in 1817 by British colonists via the East India Company. Named after the patron saint of England, it was modelled after the St George’s Cathedral in Madras, in the same Georgian-Palladian style. The church is also one of the few churches left in Penang that still plays pipe organs. In 2007, it was declared a National Heritage by the Malaysian government. Services are still being carried out today, however visitors are welcome on other days of the week.

More information of the church can be found here.

Travelling here: 10 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Georgetown

Address: St George's Anglican Church, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: Closed

Note: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately to show respect.