Heritage sights from Penang, Malaysia

masjid kapitan keling

Recently, my little city in Georgetown, Penang island in Malaysia was granted a heritage site. To explain :

Georgetown has been recognised as a Unesco historical sites tonight.

The inscription of Georgetown as a World Heritage Site was announced by Unesco, or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, when the Paris-based World Heritage Council met in Quebec, Canada, yesterday.

There are a total of eight new cultural sites added to Unesco’s World Heritage List, namely:

1 ) Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia)
2 ) Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea)
3 ) Stari Grad Plain (Croatia)
4 ) Fortifications of Vauban (France)
5 ) Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (Germany)
6 ) Mantua and Sabbioneta (Italy)
7 ) San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano (San Marino)
8 ) The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area (Slovakia)

(JeffOoi’s Screenshot)

masjid kapitan keling

This is the Masjid Kapitan Keling. I have blogged about this in my previous post but am doing one more because I want to show off my 100% organic cotton bag from Foodbuzz. I think the background of the mosque is very Malaysian.

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I have been carrying the bag around with some books and Bible, very much like a missionary worker. LOL. I love the bag. Thanks, Foodbuzz. If you are a food blogger with fantastic posts and beautiful photos, do check out my review on Foodbuzz.

I will make a post on the delicious nasi kandar I had next to the mosque in my next post.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

1 thought on “Heritage sights from Penang, Malaysia

    SkyJuice

    (July 25, 2008 - 8:29 pm)

    Masjid Kapitan Keling is beautiful. Thanks for the photos, Lilian. I still read your posts whenever I can, although I’ve been a silent reader.

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