𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐬 “𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐮𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐭” (𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲)? 𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑏 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 “𝐻𝑢𝑡𝑎𝑛 𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑡” 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑙 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦.
Located on the junction of Lebuh Campbell and Lebuh Carnavon, Campbell Street Market is a beautiful Victorian-style market with an interesting history. The market, first established in the 1900s, was built on an old Malay cemetery known as "Tanah Perkuburan Hutan Mayat".
The British moved the cemetery to Jalan Perak cemetery to facilitate the building of the Campbell Street market. However, according to oral history, strange things happened to the workers when they attempted to remove a particular tomb during relocation works, and that's the tomb of Sheikh Mustafa Wali.
Sheikh Mustafa Wali was a respected preacher from Afghanistan. After landing in Penang, he settled in Pitt Street (now Jalan Kapitan Keling) and became very well-respected in the community. Sheikh Mustafa Wali spent his life preaching the word of God, lived alone, and was never married. He died at the end of the 18th century and was buried in "Tanah Perkuburan Hutan Mayat".
In the end, the British ordered the cessation of the relocation work and kept Sheikh Mustafa Wali's tomb in the same place to this day. The British then built a wall to protect the tomb, and it remains hidden from plain sight.
We met with the caretaker and was told that the enclosure also house vagabonds who seek shelter within its grounds. If you're planning a visit, you can help by bringing halal food for the vagabonds.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕! ❤️🔥  https://www.malaymail.com/.../century-old-penang.../1276183  Hockton, K., Howard Tan, 2012. Penang : An Inside Guide to Its Historic Homes, Buildings, Monuments and Parks. MPH Group, Kuala Lumpur.  https://www.tvtarekat.com/.../syeikh-mustafa-wali-hidup...