Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kapitan Keling Mosque - Malaysia

Kapitan Keling Mosque is the largest mosque in Georgetown and one of Penang's landmarks. 
The card was sent by SL. 

Photo by Ng Tien Khuan
Built in 1801 by Penang’s first Indian Muslim settlers, the Indo-Moorish structure was named after the ‘kapitan’ of the Keling (a leader of the South Indian community), Cauder Mydin Merican. The whitewashed mosque is topped with large golden-yellow Mughal-style domes, crescents and stars and features a single, typical Indian-Islamic minaret from which the sound of the azan (call to prayer) can be heard. 

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