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.


Shophouses and street view of Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (translated as Kapitan Keling Mosque Street) or formerly known as Pitt Street. The street was named after the Kapitan Keling Mosque.  The mosque where this street was named after is can be found located near the southern end of the street.

Street Cycling in George Town

Sunday cycling along the heritage street of Kapitan Keling amidst the street’s old shophouses in George Town. One of the main attractions for people who visit Penang is the cycling activity which can provide a fun, relaxing and even healthier way to see the heritage town.