Kampung Kling Mosque, or Masjid Kampung Kling, is located along Jalan Tukang Emas in the historical city of Malacca. The Kampung Kling Mosque is within the vicinity of Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, which forms the“Harmony Street”, a great illustration of the racial unity in Malaysia.
Built in 1748, Kampung Kling Mosque was originally a wooden building that displays a strong Javanese and Oriental influence. Kampung Kling Mosque was later rebuilt into a construction completed with bricks and concrete during its renovation period 1872 – 1908.
The uniqueness in the Kampung Kling mosque lies in its mixed architectural design between Sumatran, Chinese and Melaka Malay. The basic structural shape of the mosque is native Nusantara, while a unique blend of English and Portuguese glazed tiles, Corinthian columns with symmetrical arches, a Victorian chandelier and wooden pulpit with Hindu and Chinese style carvings make this a true cultural gem of Malaysia. Interestingly, the conventional mosque structures in Malaysia have a spherical dome; however, Kampung Kling Mosque is furnished with a triple-tier green pyramid roof top. The infusion of the eastern and western culture is exhibited in the mosque’s pagoda-styled minaret.
The department of Museum and Antiquities completed conservation works on Kampung Kling Mosque in 1999 and was later declared a historical monument.
Another mosque which is located in close proximity to the Kampung Kling Mosque is the Kampung Hulu Mosque, which was erected in 1728 by Dato’ Samsudin Bin Arom, a Kapitan of the Malay community during the Dutch ruling era in Melaka.
After a long day of exploring the historical city of Malacca, visitors can have a short hiatus at one of the many cafes located in town. Alley No.5 is a charming little retro café located amid the heritage shops in town along Lorong Jambatan. Their in-house specialties are mildly roasted Arabica coffee served with the tranquillity of the side streets in Melaka. Other than coffees, visitors can also order their homemade cheesecake and crème brulee.
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