Photographer's Note

I'll start with a new series (two photos) of Penang Island's newest landmark, the Penang Floating Mosque.

The Floating Mosque costs RM 15 million and was funded by the State and Federal Government.It is the first mosque built on stilts in the country and the first along the Straits of Malacca.

The mosque blended both local and Middle Eastern architecture and boasts a seven-storey minaret, accessible to public to view the sunset or sunrise.

With the capacity to accommodate 1,500 people, this mosque was built among the stilts houses of the Tanjung Bungah Fishing Kampong.

For your information, the Fishing Kampong was badly hit by the Tsunami disaster on the 26th of December last year. The mosque was partly under construction and suffered no loses, except those stilts houses built along the seashore

Here, this is the front main angle of the mosque which outstretch toward the sea. The time was about six pm when I took this shot which gave me the blue sky.

The next photo will be from the seaside. So, just tune in and critics and comments are most welcome.

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