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St George's Church

kayes



Registered: July 2008
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Have you any stories/experiences to share with us regarding the scene depicted by the pic above? Share them with us by using the "comments" box below.


If you have any suggestions relating to the preservation & conservation of this place which is a World Heritage Site, please also tell us by using the "comments" box below.
· Date: July 13, 2008 · Views: 25004 ·
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 11, 2009 3:54am

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kayes

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January 11, 2009 3:55am

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kayes

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January 11, 2009 3:57am

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Sir_William

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 14
February 3, 2009 3:00am

This place has been listed as one of the heritage site and I am wondering if they are able prevent people from taking pics at the church ground. When I was taking a shot of this place (outside), I presume it's the church administrator told me no photography is allowed.


Just wondering if I'm the only one facing this problem
davidyap

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 23
February 3, 2009 9:48am

To best of my knowledge and past visits when I took several pictures, there is no ruling (within the church nor Government) that forbids photography. I'm shocked to read about this. That person you had misfortune of meeting should been confronted, can he show proof or has he got a genuine badge? And is there a public sign saying no pictures allowed? What does Penang Tourist Assoc say about this? When I was there, went everythere including the garden structure (sorry forgot what its called) built in memory of Francis Light and nobody bothered me. Is this guy now going to forbid entry there as well; I hope not! Best
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,586
February 3, 2009 12:37pm

hello David & William, the last time I took pics of the church from the outside was on 11 January 2009 and no one stopped me. Prior to that no one has stopped me either. I have not tried to take pics of the interior of the church for many years. I will try to find out more. I have a friend who sits on the church "committee".
davidyap

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 23
February 4, 2009 12:40am

Appreciate this kayes. Churches or any other temple of worship are "houses of God" by definition are open to anyone of any background, and cameras are never forbidden. True certain Buddhist temples forbid photos; signs are displayed specifically no pics of religous idols (just that). But I would be surprised if photos inside a church are forbidden. In Egypt, even non-Muslims are allowed to enter mosques and take photographs inside and outside. The only place that I found no cameras are allowed there are inside pyramids/tombs bec' camera flash affects the thousands yrs old art; which is perfectly reasonable. Keep on clicking
Sir_William

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 14
February 4, 2009 9:01am

David: Yea, I should have confronted the Chinese lady about it, but since I am done with my shots, I decided to just move on. I was actually shooting from the Francis Light memorial. Later, I did see the lady walking into the trailer behind so I guess she must be from the church as well.


Kayes & David: I have been there many times as well and that Saturday was the only time I have been told so. FYI, I happen to be there while a guy was shooting a video clip of the church interior for the Penang Heritage Programe & the church was briefly open up & I did have a chance to have a look inside. A church member was around and I asked her if there are any rules taking pictures inside and she only told me no direct shot of the altar. You are allow to take from the sideview though. So guys, there you go some info.
Sir_William

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 14
February 4, 2009 9:03am

Just to share a shot I took
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/williamfoo/Resize/The_Church.jpg



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