Kampung Kling Mosque
Melaka is full of historical monuments. One of the monuments is Kampung Kling Mosque. It has been declared a historical monument in 1999.
The mosque was built in 1748. This unique mosque combines east and west influences on its architecture. The dome of the mosque is shaped like a pagoda. Its interiors include English, Portuguese, Corinthian, Hindu, Chinese and Malay elemts.
The location of this mosque is close to Sri Poyatha Moorhi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. The road on which the three are located is called Harmony Road which symbolizes the harmony of various races and religions.
Daily: 24 Hours
There’s no entrance fee.
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Perhaps one thing that I really liked about Kampung Kling Mosque is that it embodies the street, the city, and the country that cradles it. The influences in architecture and design of the place reflect how Malaysia has embraced the many cultures that nurtured its history and traditions, and ultimately makes it the nation that it is now.
The Kampung Kling Mosque is one of a normal mosque in Melaka, that still retains a strange design. The architectural pattern of a mosque is a cranky between Sumatran, Chinese and a Melaka Malay. The ‘minaret’, ‘pool’ and ‘entrance arch’ were built during a same time with a building of a mosque.
Jonker Walk or Jonker Street is the most popular shopping area in Melaka Town. It is also known as the Chinatown street of Melaka. Every weekend, the area is crowded with tourists looking for souvenirs and delicious street food to enjoy.