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“Not much to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Acheen Street Mosque

Acheen Street Mosque
George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #28 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

It's one of the oldest buildings in Georgetown, built in the early 19th century for the Arab settlers so some history there but I am afraid it is not something you should go out of your way to see if staying in Georgetown for just a short time. You could easily walk past it without even noticing it. It does make for a photo stop though and it is interesting to compare with old photos of hte mosque with the local community all standing in front for a group shot. It doesn't take long to see all there is to see,and here are more impressive mosques around.

Visited December 2012
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Historical Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

One of the oldest mosque in Penang, peaceful, serene and tranquility, great place for photography and sightseeing...

Visited April 2012
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George Town, Malaysia
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“Interesting Ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The architecture of this mosque is unique & interesting.Minaret is of Chinese pagoda type which explains the Chinese influence.Its a complex of mosque,the graveyard and some old houses of the yore.Overall,its a quite,peaceful place without any annoying guardians of the mosque who chase you at Kapitan Keling mosque and try to convert you to Islam!

Visited August 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Heritage Mosque from Aceh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The building is still original and well maintained. Full of historical values in the center of the Georgetown.

Visited September 2012
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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“First Mosque in Penang”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

That's it! It's old. But nothing that great about this particular place. In fact, I would rather go to Kapitan Keling Mosque which is just stone throw away and skip this one.

Visited January 2012
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