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Kapitan Keling Mosque

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Kapitan Keling Mosque is one of the most prominent landmarks in Georgetown, with its Mughal-inspired minaret and copper-clad main dome, oxidised to a striking black against the (sometimes) bright blue sky.

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If you’ve never stepped foot inside a mosque before, welcoming attendants are on hand to make it less daunting and explain a little of the history of the mosque and the lowdown on Islam in Penang. The mosque’s founder and first superintendent, Caudeer Mohudeen, popularly known as Captain Kling (Kapitan Keling), “Kling” being a Malay term for people of Indian origin, lends his name not only to the mosque but also more recently to the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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