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Title: Pre-War Historic Buildings
Location: Somewhere, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 22 November 2008, 9.57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100


It was a bright and sunny Saturday morning. I was walking aimlessly with my NIKON D60 DSLR camera looking for good spot to capture some pictures. I think these buildings are located somewhere around Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. This picture above look like a piece oil painting :)

Title: Pre-War Historic Buildings
Location: Somewhere, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 22 November 2008, 9.57am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The building in the middle has an opening straight to the back.

Title: A traditional coffee shop
Location: Somewhere, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 23 November 2008, 1.26pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

A Chinese coffee shop with wooden windows and metal grill.

Title: Acheen Street Mosque
Location: Lebuh Acheh, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 22 November 2008, 9.18am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

An interesting minaret at the Aceh Mosque.

The Acheen Street Mosque is an old mosque located at the heritage enclave of George Town. It was built by Tengku Sheriff Syed Hussain Al-Aidid, in Acehnese clan leader who moved to Penang on the invitation of Captain Francis Light, and settled at what became Acheen Street . The mosque was founded in 1808, making it one of the oldest mosques in Penang.

The Acheen Street Mosque has a Arab-style minaret with a Achehnese roof. The difference between this mosque and the other one, the Kapitan Kling nearby, is that the Acheen Street Mosque was built by a Achehnese, hence a Malay, whereas the Kapitan Kling Mosque was built by the Indian Muslims.

Facts in italic are taken from http://www.penang-traveltips.com/acheen-street-mosque.htm

Title: Kapitan Keling Mosque
Location: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang, Malaysia
Date: 22 November 2008, 8.55am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100


A wonderful mosque.

The Kapitan Keling Mosque was named after Caudeer Mohudeen, the head of the Indian Muslim community credited to have built it around 1800.The name "kapitan keling" is used to denote the headman or leader of the South Indian Muslim community.

The term "keling" is derived from the ancient Hindu kingdom on the Coromandel coast of South India, and the local Hokkien community corrupts the word to derive "keling-na" for Indians in general, particularly those from South India (The North Indians are pooled together with another term, "banggali", though they are not necessarily from Bengal). The title "Kapitan" is a corruption of the English word "Captain", and is used to denote the leader of the community. Similarly, the leader of the Chinese community during that period is called a Kapitan China.

Facts in italic are taken from http://www.penang-traveltips.com/kapitan-keling-mosque.htm

2 comments

  1. Hi Shloke,
    What a good collection of photos of old Penang. Wish I can take such good shots as yours. I wonder if it is ok with you if I place some of your photos on my website

    http://www.malaysian-explorer.com

    I'll give you credit for it of course.

    Cheers and keep those lovely shots coming!

    The Malaysian Explorer

     
  2. shloke Says:
  3. Hi!

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Well, everybody can be a good 'shooter'. To be honest, I am not a pro photographer at all. I just purchased my very first entry DSLR camera recently.

    Passion for photography and continous support from friends and people like you motivate me to be a better photographer.

    With regards to your request on usage of my photos, I left some comments on your website:
    http://www.malaysian-explorer.com/

    cheers!
    mylo

     
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