Islamic Museum : Penang, Malaysia

Penang Islamic Museum is housed in a restored villa originally built in 1860 that was once the residence of a powerful Acehnese pepper merchant.

It undergone a restoration work in 1996 and was awarded the Best Project award in 1999.

The museum exhibits the roles and contributions of Malay leaders in the growth and spread of Islam in Penang and Malaysia with highlights on key 19th and early 20th century public figures and their influence in Penang.

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Article Title: Islamic Museum : Penang, Malaysia

Short Description: The Penang Islamic Museum is a museum about Islam in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The museum is housed in a restored villa originally built in 1860 that was once the residence of a powerful Acehnese pepper merchant. Later it was used as a recycling depot for Penang's Indian Chettiar community. Restoration work was carried out in 1996 and it was awarded the Best Project award in 1999.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate

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Islamic Museum : Penang, Malaysia was last modified on August 14, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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