Friday, February 20, 2015

Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh

A very short distance from the Yap Kongsi Temple, we decided to pay the Lebuh Acheh Mosque a very quick visit. Founded in 1808 by a wealthy individual from Acheh known as Tenku Syed Hussain bin Adul Rahman Aideed. This mosque was a center of Haj travel during the 19th century, attracting devotees from as far away as Sumatra and Thailand. Descendants of the early Hadhrami Arab settlers still live in the surrounding 19th century bungalows.
Compared to the nearby Chinese temples, the mosque exterior felt quite plain.

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