Saturday, 26 March 2016

About Kapitan Keling Mosque

The Kapitan Keling Mosque, the oldest mosque in George Town, was established with a large site endowed by the East India Company in 1801. The original brick mosque was built by Kader Mydin Merican, the Kapitan Keling Headmen of the South Indian Community. The present mosque complex, with its towering minaret and elegant domes, is the result of several rounds of expansion in the early 20th century.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Our Chosen Topic: Kapitan Keling Mosque

In the end we decided to choose the Kapitan Keling Mosque as our icon. This is because as I had mentioned earlier that we always lost our way for a few times in George Town and somehow we arrived at the Kapitan Keling Mosque. There is also that one time we found other groups at the Kapitan Keling Mosque while were lost. So to me it’s kind of iconic and irony at the same time to end up there for a few times.

Kapitan Keling Mosque

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Trip Around George Town

On the first of March 2016, we went to Georgetown to conduct our research. We arrived there in the morning. At first we walked with other groups but, it is hard to conduct our research by walking with them so we split up. We walked around George Town searching for our potential icon that is the gallery and mosque. While I was taking the photograph, my partner was busy looking at the map to find our way around George Town.

Although most of the time we were lost, eventually we end up finding our icon. We found a few Galleries and Mosques in our way. Among the galleries are Penang Hajj Gallery, Armenian Gallery, Khat Pulau Pinang Gallery, and Seni Mutiara Gallery.  Meanwhile the mosques that we came across are the Jamek Benggali Mosque, Acheen Street Malay Mosque, Pintal Tali Mosque, and Kapitan Keling Mosque.

Penang Hajj Gallery, Armenian Gallery, Khat Pulau Pinang Gallery, and Seni Mutiara Gallery

Jamek Benggali Mosque
Acheen Street Malay Mosque
Pintal Tali Mosque