Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Penang Museum & Masjid Kapitan Keling - Serial 224

Penang Museum. –

The museum displays historical artifacts highlighting the important periods in Penang's development.
There are also maps, charts and memorabilia of the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The museum also has some excellent old prints and paintings of Penang tracing the early years of its discovery and development. Opening hours 9.00am – 5.00pm daily except on Fridays. Admission fee : RM1.00 per person.

*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 façade 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 be obtained from mosque officials. Opening hours 9.00 – 5.30 pm. Admission is


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