Penang Hill Mosque

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As the only mosque at the top of Penang Hill, the old Penang Hill Mosque (or Masjid Bukit Bendera) serves as the the ‘highest’ Muslim place of worship for the local community there.

Note: Today marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a festive holiday season celebrated by all Muslims here. Therefore, to all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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Ku Din Ku Meh Mansion

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Now known as “Segara Ninda“, Ku Din Ku Meh Mansion is an old and historical bungalow located at the junction where Penang Road meets Farquhar Street in George Town. The bungalow is an old heritage house built during the British colonial era in the late 19th century, with traditional Malay design style. It used to belong to Tengku Baharudin bin Tengku Meh, the governor and King of Satun, Thailand in the early 1900, who was also known as Ku Din Ku Meh. The bungalow now belongs to the descendants of Ku Din Ku Meh and the restored building now also provides a lodging service.

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The State Mosque

The State Mosque

Passing by Penang’s State Mosque. Today marks the day of Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha or Hari Raya Haji.

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Penang Street View: The Kampung Homes

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Street view of traditional Malay kampung houses along Balik Pulau roads in Penang. During the festive period of Hari Raya, many Malays will be returning to their family homes, and most of them will be traveling from the urban cities to the kampung area.

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George Town Heritage Roofs

George Town Heritage Roofs

In George Town, heritage buildings of different faiths and cultures are common sights which serve as a history of Penang’s multiracial harmony. Pictured here is the view of the dome of Kapitan Keling Mosque with the roofs of two pre-war Chinese style townhouses.

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George Town Street View: Jalan Masjid (Masjid Road)

Jalan Masjid

Jalan Masjid (or Jalan Mesjid, Masjid Road) is a small road off Chulia Street which can be found just right beside the Sky Hotel building in George Town. The word ‘masjid’ refers to a mosque, and the road was named after one of the small and old Indian Muslim mosques in the Chulia Street area. There is also a small Indian-Muslim tomb called Makam Maulana Miskin Waliallah located along this road (as pictured below).

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