WAR MEMORIALS AT ESPLANADE SEAFRONT IN GEORGETOWN, PENANG
Cenotaph at the famous Esplanade seafront is a historic
monument erected to honour those who perished during World
War I. The Esplanade seafront is located along Jalan Padang
Next to it, stands another smaller monument with the
inscription "Lest We Forget." This smaller memorial is to
remember the war heroes who perished in other wars and
emergencies, including World War II, the Malaysian Emergency
of 1948 -1960, and the Re-Insurgency Period.
||Every year war
veterans from Penang Veterans Association, representatives from
Australia, United Kingdom, Fiji, Nepal, Canada, Indonesia,
Thailand and Britain would come to attend the ceremony of giving
honour and offer respect to those who had suffered and
sacrificed during the time of war and national emergencies.
the historical military base of the British East India Company which
was built by Captain Francis Light after landing in Penang island in
1786 is also located within a short walking distance from the
monument site, facing the seafront.