The colonial era Church of the Holy Name of Jesus at Balik Pulau.
St. George’s Church at No.1, Farquhar Street.
Tourists on a trishaw at Farquhar Street, George Town.
Also known as the Penang Hokkien Methodist Church, the Chinese Methodist Church in Madras Lane was built in 1937 incorporating European and American church style architecture. It is the first Chinese churches in Penang, and was founded by Dr West and Lau Seng Chong from Singapore who reportedly first started their gospel work among the Chinese Hokkien community in Penang in 1895.
A beautiful place in Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, St. Anne Church is one of the oldest Roman Catholic cathedrals in Penang.
For more info on the Church: Penang Isle: Church of the Assumption
The famous St. Anne Church is located at a 20-acres land in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1846 and its first chapel was built on top of the hill. The church expanded as years passed with an increase of Catholic populations in the state, with major developments during the 1990s to 2000s.
In 2002, another new church was built which is one of the largest churches in Malaysia. The church was built incorporating Minangkabau element such as its roofs. An avenue named Dataran St. Anne was also constructed in front of the church. Various facilities were also built such as dormitories for visiting pilgrims, parish office, parish community centre and presbytery. In 2006, the church installed the ‘Statues of Passion’ at a cost of RM600,000 depicting the stations of the cross.
The real feast day of St Anne is on 26 July, but it is usually celebrated for ten days at Bukit Mertajam, either on the real day or immediately after the real day. The celebrations include a candlelight procession, a nine-day novena and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. During these days, pilgrims from all over the country, including neighboring countries, will be travelling here.
Location: Google Map