The first new year travel in 2020 ~ Penang, Malaysia.
A total of three days in the ancient city of Penang, I have passed by this mosque many times. The area of the mosque on Yaqi Street is small, but the architecture is obviously different from other mosques. Although I don’t understand it, I feel like this mosque. More traditional, more ancient.
The Aceh Street Mosque is a mosque that is more proof of the mixed cultural heritage of Georgetown. The mosque was built in 1808 and has classic Sumatran architecture. It was built by merchants at the time. The design is simple and elegant, with keyhole arches and a history behind it. The long tomb.
Penang, although there are a lot of Chinese, there are also Malay Muslims. The Malay Muslims here are very simple and hospitable. Their mosques are also very beautiful.
On the northernmost part of the tropical island of Sumatra in Southeast Asia, there is a place called Aceh, a Muslim area where there has been a tsunami, and has been fighting for independence. It is said that there are some rebels. I have a chance to go to Medan by the way. I went to Aceh for a look. I was cautious along the way, huh, fortunately there is no danger, the journey is fairly smooth, right?
The Mosque of Aceh Street Mosque is more proof of the mixed cultural heritage of Georgetown. Built in 1808, this mosque was funded by a businessman and is characterized by typical Sumatran architecture. The lighthouse-like minaret is particularly beautiful, with keyhole arches and multi-layered roofs in Sumatra style, with a historical tomb behind.
A very distinctive mosque, in Penang, you can see the blending of multiple cultures, just like the flowers in the botanical garden, blooming in various ways.