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Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town.
Many of the inhabitants are decendants of the people from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, who were captured in the 17th and 18th century and enslaved by the Dutch-East Indian Trading Company.
Many were Mulims and others were converted to Islam by the Cape Muslim community.
The old Malay Quarter with its steep and narrow streets, the plain artisan houses, Mosques and Minaretts reaches from the Buitengracht street up to the Signal Hill.
The houses were restored and colourfully painted.

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