Nakhoda Kechil

No Photo Available1. Name: Nakhoda Kechil / Ismail

2. Occupation: Trader, Community leader

3. Place of birth: Payakumbuh, Sumatera, Indonesia

4. Contributions:

  1. Among the earliest settlers of Penang
  2. Opened up Batu Uban in the 1730s
  3. Experienced sailor and spice trader
  4. Hired by Francis Light to guard the coastal area
  5. Cleared an area in Jelutong
  6. Bequeathed land to the Jelutong Mosque



Loh Wei Ling, Badriyah Haji Salleh, Mahani Musa, Wong Yee Tuan & Marcus Langdon (Eds). (2013). Biographical Dictionary of Mercantile Personalities of Penang. Kuala Lumpur: THINK CITY and MBRAS.


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