Travelogue

Impressions of Penang – Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

It is often the little things in a trip or in our lives that leave a deeper impression. Jalan Masjid Kaptan Kilang gave me a lasting memory as the street of harmony since my very first visit to Penang island. This is only street where I can find Muslim masjid, Hindu temple, Chinese temple and Anglican Church on close proximity on the same street.

These candle lamp were inside the Goddess of Mercy Temple (the oldest Chinese Temple in Penang, 1800).

Many devotees placed abandoned statues underneath the big tree infront of the temple, and gradually it housed another site for prayer too. Here was a snapshot of the statues of Goddess of Mercy.

Opposite the temple was another Hindu temple, Sri maha Mariamman Temple (1833).

This sculpture was supporting the beam.

St. George Church (1818) has a big compound, could be the oldest Anglican Church is South East Asia.

The name of the street came fromt this Tamil Muslim mosque – Kapitan Keling Mosque (1801). The main dome was under renovation during my visit on Labor Day 2011.

There were plenty more nice buildings nearby this area, and it was really the MUST VISIT street in Georgetown, Penang.

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