Benggali Mosque, Leith Street, Penang





          
Benggali Mosque, Leith Street, Penang (6 May 2008)





The Benggali Mosque or Masjid Benggali (GPS: 5.42021, 100.33356) is a mosque along Leith Street. There was already a mosque on that site going back to the earliest days of the British settlement of George Town. The land was granted by the British East India Company to the sepoys who arrived to serve the British military, as site for their mosque, in 1803.

The present mosque was built for the Benggali community that migrated to Penang towards the end of the 19th Century, and formed a settlement that extended from Leith Street all the way to Argyll Road. The Benggali Mosque was built in 1958 and was officiated by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the then Prime Minister of Malaya, on 26 December 2008. The mosque is a charming fusion of Muslim and International architectural styles.


Masjid Benggali Lebuh Leith (24 November 2008)


Getting there

The Benggali Mosque is located along Leith Street, which is not served by buses. The nearest bus stop is at Penang Road. Rapid Penang bus 10, 11, 101, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 301 and 302 are among those that pass through Penang Road.

The Benggali Mosque is on the map of Leith Street

List of Mosques in Penang and Mosques in Malaysia



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