Set at the junction of Buckingham Street and Pitt Street, the Kapitan Keling Mosque was constructed by Penang's first Indian Muslim settlers in the late 18th century. The mosque is considered to be one of Malaysia's most historic and revered landmarks and has seen many embellishments and improvements over time. Occupying an area of over 8 acres, the Kapitan Keling Mosque features exquisite Moghul and Roman style architectural elements, with magnificent chandeliers, Arabesques of elegant floral motifs and dazzling marble floors. An information centre at the lowest floor of the minaret offers guided tours for first-time visitors.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday to Thursday) and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Friday)
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
Moghul-style domes and turrets, the madrassah and the minaret
Prayers are held five times a day at the mosque, with the different times for each daily prayer being displayed on a digital screen.
A number of shops and restaurants serving Halal food can be found in the vicinity of the mosque. The Nasi Kandar Beratur is a famous restaurant in the area.