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One of the tombstones in the Chinese graveyard in Penang

We were driving back from the grocery store today when I spotted a Chinese graveyard and asked Sin Kok if we could go check it out.  He informed me that it is Ancient Chinese tradition to bury the dead on a hill (land restrictions have inhibited this practice to continue) and face the sea.  The hill was gorgeous and the tombstones were nothing like those in America.  They were all benches with space in front so that loved ones could offer fruit and other offerings to pay their respects.  The top of the hill looked over Penang and even though the day was a bit overcast, it was still a great view.   

One of the paths through the graveyard


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