Kapitan Keling Mosque - George Town, Penang








Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town,
 Penang, Malaysia. It is situated on the corner of Lebuh Buckingham (Buckingham Street) 
and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street).

"Keling" is a Malay term for people of Indian origin, nowadays considered offensive but not so considered
 at the time when the mosque was built. The "Kapitan Keling" was a representative of the Indian community,
 like the "Kapitan Cina" for the Chinese community.

(Information form Wikipedia) 

















12 comments:

  1. 純白的設計好典雅
    不知道明哥有沒有跟當地人一樣坐在上面祈禱呢?

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    1. 謝謝山哥哥欣賞照片, 沒有呀...
      這些清真寺都有一些特別的禮儀,
      我不是穆斯林信徒, 所以只能在外圍拍照...

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  2. Beautiful images of this mosque.

    By the way you can see the post on the Snow Leopard at http://www.walkthewilderness.net/2012/01/in-search-of-ghost-of-mountains-elusive.html

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    1. Thanks Thomas! Thank you for telling this link,
      the Snow Leopard is so beautiful, amazing!

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  3. You didn't go inside?
    I went inside and took a lot of pictures.
    But you have to choose the right time, pick the time they're not praying. :)

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    1. No, I didn't go inside... so may be I need go there again...
      Actually this was the second time I visit Kapitan Keling Mosque...

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    2. Next time, you must remember huh. :)

      Oh you have been to Monte Carlo too?
      I like the place a lot. I have been there twice. :)

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    3. Haha, no... have too many Casinos in Macao...
      Actually have you been to Macao?

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  4. They allow photography inside the mosque? Did they ask you to take off your shoes when you went inside the mosque?

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    1. Yes, I can take photos inside the mosque but I can't go the pray area...
      Yeah, need to take off the shoes for visit the mosque...

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  5. 唔知係咪我電腦太廢 load唔到果段野
    不過睇果幾張相 正到好似電影d景咁haha

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    1. Thank Kay! 其實下面係一個SLIDE SHOW...
      因為我都知道FLASH係有好多電腦LOAD唔到,
      IPHONE都LOAD唔到... 所以都貼番幾張相...
      下次如果少相就唔用個SLIDE SHOW, 多相先用...

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