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Penang Islamic Museum

Posted by on Jun 4th, 2007
Filed Under: Penang, Sights

Penang islamic Museum

Penang Islamic Museum

The Penang Islamic Museum takes you on a trail which traces the earliest days of Islam in Penang and Malaya right until the present day, via galleries and sections divided by theme.

Standing near the Armenian Street-Acheh Street junction is the 1860s mansion built by Syed Al-Attas, a spice trader from Acheh who provided the Penang link to the warfare history in the Achenese resistance against the Dutch. The mansion is believed to have been the secret meeting place of Achenese resistance leaders whom Syed Al-Attas supported by providing firearms in the 1870s.

The mansion was turned into the Penang Islamic Museum in 2004.

The Penang Islamic Museum is open to the public daily except on Tuesdays. Visiting hours are from 9.30am to 6.00pm.

Entrance fee is RM3 for adults and RM1 for children below 12 years of age.

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