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Penang Islamic Museum

Within George Town’s historic Heritage Core zone, on the tourist-friendly Armenian Street, lay the Penang Islamic Museum. Once the residence of an Acheh-based Arab pepper trader named Syed Mohammad Al-Attas, the building has now since been retrofitted as a remembrance for, and highlights the history of, the contribution of Malay leaders in the development of Islam in Penang, from its beginnings to the present day.

The exhibits within the museum are organized based on their themes in different galleries. Proudly displayed within amongst the Indian-European-Malay-influenced interiors, the exhibits aim to preserve the historical heritage of the Malay race and culture, and the roles they play during the development of Penang into what it is today.

For those who are curious to understand the Malay culture and tradition, the Penang Islamic Museum will be their point of interest in understanding how one culture shapes an entire heritage from the ground up.