Unique Mosques in Penang

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Penang Attractions - Interesting Mosques in Penang

 

o      Kapitan Keling Mosque: Named after the Indian Muslim merchant, the “Kapitan Keling" (headman) Caudeer Mohudeen who built it in the early 19th century, it features an ochre yellow facade and dome-shaped minaret reflecting Moorish Islamic influence. Visitors must dress appropriately (no shorts or bare shoulders) and remove their shoes before entering. Permission to enter must be obtained from mosque offIcials.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm 
Admission is free.

 

o     Acheen Street Mosque: Also known as Masjid Melayu, the mosque was built in 1820 on land donated by Syed Sheriff Tengku Syed Hussain Aidid who came from Acheh in Sumatra.

The mosque features a small window halfway up the minaret which is said to have originally been a hole made by cannonball fired during the 1867 triad riots. Visitors must dress appropriately (no shorts or bare shoulders) and remove their shoes before entering. Permission to enter must be obtained from mosque officials.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Admission is free.

 

o     State Mosque: The State Mosque features elegant modern architecture and took four years to complete. It can accommodate 5,000 worshippers for congregational prayers. Visitors must dress appropriately (no shorts or bare shoulders) and remove their shoes before entering. Permission to enter must be obtained from the State Religious Department, Lebuh Pantai.

 

Opening hours:  9.00am to 5.30pm

Admission is free.

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