Malay commercial activities in George Town

April 2010 PHOTO ESSAY
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GEORGE TOWN'S historic Malay enclave, dominated by the majestic Kapitan Keling and Acheen Street mosques, remains a bustling commercial area. Historically, the area around Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Acheen Street and Chulia Street comprised a diverse mix of Malay and Chinese traders, which is still evident today. The Malay enclave is the place to visit for jewellery, skilled goldsmiths, money changers, and religious paraphernalia and texts (reflecting the area’s historical importance as a mini Jeddah and step-off point for South-East...

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