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  • Kapitan Keling Mosque

    When it comes to history, Masjid Kapitan Keling is rich both in architectural design and heritage. Situated in Penang, Malaysia, it was built in 1801 by Indian Muslim settlers belonging to the East India Company. The mosque is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town and to date, it is 215 years old. Indo-Moorish design influenced its construction and was named after Cauder Mydin Merican, then the leader of the Indian community in the area.

    A major renovation was done in 1930 which gave the Masjid Kapitan Keling its present appearance. Calligraphy and stained glass windows adorn the walls and showcases geometrical designs and floral motifs. It has large Mughal-style domes, crescents and stars along with a single minaret. Visitors often say that within the mosque, one could feel its serene atmosphere.
    Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang, Indian-Muslim, History Channel, History, Malaysia

  • #2
    Nice sharing. Tak pernah terfikir nak pegi ke sini. Maybe boleh try la next time visiting Penang


    • #3
      Kat sini yang ade nasi kandaq beratuq