Penang Perspective: A Portrait of the Acheen Street Mosque Tower

Cannon Street
A view of the Acheen Street Mosque‘s turret as well as the popular ‘A Boy Reaching Up’ mural of Ernest Zacharevic at the wall of the house on the right.

Penang Isle: 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.

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