Category: Malay/Muslim Influenced Buildings

George Town Street View: Acheen Street Mosque Minaret

The minaret of Acheen Mosque standing visible behind a row of heritage shophouses at Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh), George Town.

Passing by the Heritage Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

The old and famous Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town.

George Town Street View: Penang Islamic Museum

The Penang Islamic Museum heritage mansion located along Armenian Street in George Town. The museum is dedicated for preserving the history of Islamic culture and heritage in Penang and Malaysia.

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!

Penang Street Art (The Blessed Tree)

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A large mural painted on the wall of a building in Kampung Kolam, George Town. This art work depicting what appears to be called the Borton Tree, or the Sahabi Tree, an ancient sacred tree in the Muslim world.

Kampung Kolam: Ma’ Amah Mausoleum

Ma’ Amah Mausoleum is an old mausoleum located right at the heritage area of George Town, in Kampung Kolam. It houses the grave of Cauder Mydin Merican, a renowned leader of the Indian Muslim community in Penang during the old days.

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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