The Kampung Hulu Mosque is located at close quarters to the famous Jonker Street of Melaka.
Kampung Hulu Mosque was erected in 1728 by Dato’ Samsudin Bin Arom, a Kapitan of the Malay community during the Dutch ruling era in Melaka. The Kampung Hulu Mosque was amongst the earliest mosque being built in Malaysia. The establishment and construction of the mosque was funded by the VOC, a Dutch company which manages its affairs in the far east; the construction of the mosque encourages religious pluralism in Malacca.
The architecture of the Kampung Hulu Mosque captures the essence of Sumatran and Javanese culture, where it’s not a wonder that it shares similarities with Kampung Kling Mosque and Masjid Tengkera, of which all were built around the same period. Due to the reigning Qing dynasty of that period, the mosque has a strong Chinese influence in its rooftop ornaments and ceramic tiles which were imported from China. The minaret of the Kampung Hulu Mosque is hexagonal in shape and has six meniscus windows to every side of it.
Visitors who have affection for sanctuaries and temples can also visit the Harmony Street, which is less than 5 minute walk from Kampung Hulu Mosque. Along Harmony Street, there are four sanctuaries to explore which include the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Xiang Lin Si Temple.
Visits to the Harmony Street during Friday, Saturday or Sunday must be accompanied with a trip to the popular Jonker Walk night market. The Jonker Walk night market is similar to the night markets in Thailand, where an abundant of Malaysian products, souvenirs, clothing, and food are being merchandised on the entire Jalan Hang Lekir.
The handful of bars on the sideways of Jonker Street comes to life when the sun goes down with tables oozing the sidewalks and a variety of live music rejoice the humid air of Malaysia.
- Location / Region Malacca
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