This well-known mosque, also called Masjid Melayu (Malay Mosque), is located on the southern end of George Town, on Lebuh Acheh. A witness to a once glorious past, the Acheh Street Mosque is aesthetically pleasing. Its structure reflects a strong Moorish (northern Indian) architecture, combined with Chinese and classical elements visible in the entrance arch, the small domes on the parapet, classical columns, plaster renderings upon the walls and mehrab. And Egyptian style minarets. Next to the mosque lay the cemetery of the mosque's original benefactor, Tengku Syed Hussain Al-Aidid and members of his family
Acheen Street Mosque Hot
Penang, Malaysia 10300
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Nicely crafted Mosque
This is a very beautiful mosque. rarely can one see a building that is inspired by Muslim architecture from Northern India that is also mixed with Chinese influence. This mosque has been there in the same exact spot for as long as I can remember.
Parking can be hard to find on the weekends so get ready to have to walk a distance to see this place. The best photo taking spots are on the outside as the building is quite dilapitaded on the inside. There are a number of holes in the roof which suggest leaks and the floors might get slippery if you come here in the event of rain.
There is nothing much to see here so I would suggest you find someplace to take a few photos of the place on the outside and move on. IF you do intend to go inside and walk around, do remember to observe the dress code.