Keramat Meriam Timbul

𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙡, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 1791, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘣𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘩 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺 (𝘌𝘐𝘊) 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘨.

In 1791, Sultan Abdullah (with the help of Riau, Siak, and Selangor) prepared a navy to attack and retake Penang after Francis Light failed to keep to the end of his agreement.

Francis Light had learned of the Sultan's plan to attack the EIC. Francis Light asked assistance from the British Military to launch a surprise attack on Kedah at Seberang Perai.

During the British attack, a cannon owned by Sultan Abdullah was tossed onto the beach. The cannon was discovered sometime later. Hence the name "meriam timbul".

The cannon is now a shrine (Keramat Meriam Timbul), tucked in the quiet fishing village facing Tanjung Penaga (Penang), the place it was meant to maim.

The shrine located near Penang Sentral and Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim is open to public.

PHG do not know whether the cannon was discovered before or after the peace treaty was signed. If you have insights, drop us a comment!

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