George Town Street View: Kapitan Keling Mosque in the Evening

An evening view of the old Masjid Kapitan Keling (Kapitan Keling Mosque). Located at the Heritage zone of George Town, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is one of the oldest and famous landmarks in the island.

The mosque was built by the the head of the Indian Muslim community in Penang during the year 1800, and is located at along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (formerly Pitt Street but was later renamed after the mosque). The historic mosque was also used previously as the state mosque of Penang. The name “kapitan keling” is used to denote the headman or leader of the South Indian Muslim community.

Penang Perspective: The Esplanade Cenotaph

The Cenotaph located at the Esplanade is a historical and heritage war memorial erected by the British empire. The cenotaph was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on 31 March 1922, at the Esplanade seafront to remember the losses during World War I battles.

The Penang Veterans Association also built another small monument besides the cenotaph to remember those killed in World War II, Siam-Burma Death Railway, Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation and the Reinsurgency period.

Thaipusam Festival: Sri Mahamariamman Temple

The Sri Mahamariamman Temple on the Thaipusam evening. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in George Town and is located in Penang’s Little India along Queen Street.

George Town Street View: Kapitan Keling Mosque

Today in Penang, it is the Hari Raya Aidiladha (or Hari Raya Haji) holiday which is a religious festival celebrated by the Muslim community worldwide. Also known as Hari Raya Korban, it is a tradition here which usually involves the sacrifice of cows and sharing the meat with family, for relatives and friends, and for poor people.

Penang Perspective: A Night at an Indian Temple

Happy Deepavali to those who celebrate it.

This is a shot of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in George Town, which is one of the oldest Hindu temple here.

Penang Isle: Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in George Town and is located in Penang’s Little India along Queen Street. The historical temple was built in 1833 and is also known as Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

On a side note, Thaipusam festival was also held on 8 January this year in Penang.