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The Church of the Assumption was built by the Eurasians who followed Captain Francis Light to Penang when he established it as a British trading post. The Eurasians originally living in Ligor and Phuket were facing religious persecution. In 1781, they fled to Kuala Kedah, led by Bishop Arnaud-Antoine Garnault of Siam. In Kuala Kedah, they were joined by another 80 Catholics of Portuguese descent who had made Kuala Kedah their home. Some had come from southern Siam, while others had left Malacca after the Dutch conquest. (Source: http://www.penang-traveltips.com/church-of-the-assumption.htm)


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Date: Wed August 25, 2010
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BOBWED
Beautiful capture. Thanks for the narrative, too.
#1 Wed August 25, 2010 9:03pm




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