Located at the busy junction of Chulia Street and Pitt Street, Kapitan Keling's spacious gardens are an ideal spot to watch the world go by. Crowned by yellow domes and minarets, it is the largest historic mosque in town. Founded in 1801 by an Indian Muslim merchant, Cauder Mydin Merican, it was originally a rectangular building with verandas and a hipped roof and has been enlarged several times. British architects commissioned by the Muslim and Hindu Endowments Board gave the mosque its British Moghul Revival appearance in 1916. Permission to enter must be obtained from mosque officials.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious