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!
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.
An old mosque at the top of Penang Hill.
Kapitan Keling Mosque lighted up at night.
The Acheen Street Mosque (Masjid Lebuh Acheh) is one of the oldest mosques in George Town, Penang. Located at Acheen Street, the mosque was uniquely built with an architectural fusion of Moorish, Chinese and Middle Eastern style.
Madrasah Hamid Arabi, an old building located along Ah Quee Street, was found to be previously an Islamic religious school as well as providing boarding facility for Islamic students. This building is located not far down the road from the famous Ah Quee street art mural and the “Bruce Lee and Cat” mural.
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.
Further info on the mosque here: http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/what-to-see/attractions/kapitan-keling-mosque.html
The Floating Mosque (or in Malay called Masjid Terapung) is built after the 2004 tsunami disaster that hit the island’s coast and destroyed a nearby mosque. The large Malay mosque is located at the bay in Tanjung Bungah, which one can easily spot if going along the main road to Batu Ferringhi. The mosque is built standing on pilings and stilts and is also the first mosque to be built in the sea in Malaysia.