Kampung Hulu Mosque
Kampung Hulu Mosque was built in 1728, it is the third oldest mosque in Malaysia and aged over 280 years old. Despite its old age, the mosque is still in used till now.
The architecture of the mosque has a combination of the elements from China and Java. The ceramic tiles and pulpits is said to originate from the Ching Dynasty.
The walls of the mosque were made of sand, egg white and granite. Additionally, its pagoda like and lighthouse like minaret make the mosque even more interesting.
Image by: Chongkian
Daily: 24 hours.
There is no entrance fee, however donation is most welcomed.
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One cannot help but feel a sense of being suspended as if transported back in time when stepping into the mosque. This is a mosque which is already 286 years old and the first mosque to be built after 217 years since the Portuguese captured Melaka.
We could see the Chinese influence in the architectural structure of the mosque where the dome of the mosque resembles a pagoda.
As we entered the main gate of the mosque, we could see the ablution pool or more fondly known among the Malaysian muslims as ‘kolah’. This is the traditional way to take our ablution before normal water pipes were introduced.
It is well known among the locals that this masjid is one of the few sacred places where one’s petition will be granted. Allahu a’lam.
Kampung Kling Mosque
Kampung Kling Mosque has been declared a historical monument in 1999. This unique mosque combines east and west influences on its architecture.
Klebang Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Melaka. It is an artificial beach designed to resemble the shape of a lagoon. The beach also has a unique and a relatively popular desert area that is popular among the photographers.
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Strait Mosque is located on a man-made island called Melaka Island. This architecture of the mosque is inspired from the floating mosque in Jeddah. However, there are also Malay elements such as bamboo and wood carvings incorporated in its architecture.