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Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

Named after Caudeer Mohuddeen, the head of the Indian Muslim community circa 1800, the Kapitan Keling Mosque has undergone numerous renovations, with the most recent major renovation taking place in 2003. The original structure was a single-story rectangular building with a sloping roof on all sides and surrounded by a stone bench. It was situated amidst shophouses and could only be accessed through a narrow gateway.

What distinguishes the Kapitan Keling Mosque from other mosques in Penang is its Indo-Moorish architecture. Following a significant overhaul in the 1930s, its appearance was drastically altered. Gothic, Moorish, and Roman architecture can be observed throughout the mosque, from its grand white arches to the dazzling chandelier that hangs in the main prayer hall.

Situated within the core zone of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is surrounded by numerous other attractions, such as the Noordin Family Tomb, Teochew Ancestral Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Nagore Shrine, Lim Kongsi, and Kuan Ying Teng.


Masjid Kapitan Keling - Masjid Bersejarah berusia 216 tahun di Penang




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