Day: April 2, 2016

Mount Erskine’s Chinese Hokkien Cemetery

Mount Erskine's Chinese Hokkien Cemetery

The old entrance to the huge Hokkien Cemetery in Mount Erskine, Penang. This cemetery, managed by the United Hokkien Cemeteries (UHC), is one of the several main and old Chinese cemeteries in Penang, covering almost the entire hilly area in Mount Erskine. The area where the cemetery is located was once considered to be auspicious for the Chinese due to its strategic location that faces the city of George Town and the sea.

During the Qing Ming festival (usually around this time), this cemetery will be crowded with Chinese folks visiting, cleaning and praying at the graves of their ancestors and departed family members.

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