Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka

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Kampong Kling Mosque (sometimes also spelt Kampong Keling Mosque; Malay: Masjid Kampung Kling; Jawi: مسجد كامڤوڠ كليڠ) is an old mosque in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is situated at Jalan Tukang Emas (Goldsmith Street), also known as "Harmony Street" because of its proximity to the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

The original structure built by Indian Muslim traders in 1748 was a wooden building and in 1872, it was rebuilt with bricks. The mosque is one of the traditional mosques in Malacca, which still retains its original design. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu, and the local Malays. The minaret (resembles a pagoda), ablution pool and entrance arch were built at the same time with the main building. The Kampung Kling Mosque is named based on a village which Indian traders dwell called Kampung Kling.

The mosque also has a blend of English and Portuguese glazed tiles, Corinthian columns with symmetrical arches in the main prayer hall, a Victorian chandelier, a wooden pulpit with Hindu and Chinese-style carvings, and Moorish cast iron lamp-posts in the place of ablution for pre-prayer cleansing. The Department of Museums and Antiquities completed conservation works on the mosque in the 1990s.
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  • Doing some pre-reading will help you understand how unusual this mosque is in the Malaysian or even global context. Visitors are welcome inside but will be required to cover up appropriately. The... 
    Doing some pre-reading will help you understand how unusual this mosque is in the Malaysian or even global context. Visitors are welcome inside but will be required to cover up appropriately. The...  more »
  • The Kampung Kling Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malacca and one of many places of worship on the street known as Harmony street. For me, the building is notable for the eclectic mix of South....  more
    The Kampung Kling Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malacca and one of many places of worship on the street known as Harmony street. For me, the building is notable for the eclectic mix of South....  more »
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  • Mosque with unique design, building said to be on this site for more than 250 years this year. Previous, wooden structure upgraded to current structure some years ago. detail are more impressive when viewed onsite than from current photo.
  • Traditional place to remember God. Mesmerizing. Hijab available for female visitors. Beautiful wudu place.

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