Batu Gantong is a neighbourhood in George Town. The very name Batu Gantong is synonymous in Penang for two things: the Penang Turf Club and the Batu Gantong Cemetery. Both are accessed through the Batu Gantong Road.
The name Batu Gantong itself, which means "hanging rock" refers to a boulder suspended precariously on the hill slope. The name is also adopted by famous 19th century Baba-Malay novelist Chan Kim Boon (1851-1920), who wrote under the pseudonym of Batu Gantong. Said to be born in the Batu Gantong village, Chan eventually moved to town, and had his home at 75 Muntri Street.
United Hokkien Cemeteries Office (GPS: 5.41265, 100.29638)
Batu Gantong, Penang (3 December, 2011)
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