Tranquerah Mosque/Masjid Tengkera Melaka

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Tranquerah Mosque, or named Masjid Tengkera, is one of the earliest mosques in Malaysia which was built in 1728 featuring a Sumatran styled frontage that is similar to the Kampung Kling Mosque or Kampung Hulu Mosque.

The Tranquerah Mosque’s original 18th century structure was made entirely from timber imported from the Kalimantan by the Dutch East India Company. Since then, the mosque has undergone many structural renovations which began in the year 1780. The extensive restoration and expansion work for the Tranquerah Mosque has left only an untouched minaret, an octagonal building with Chinese style embellishments, till today.The other sections of the Tranquerah mosque have been restructured and the main complex resembles other Malacca mosques with a prayer hall featuring a three tier pyramidal roof and a square base with Malay, Chinese and Indonesian decorative fundamentals.

The Tranquerah Mosque was the Malacca State Mosque before Masjid Al-Azim was built. The mosque’s Javanese architecture is an evidence of the existence of Islam in Malaysia for a prolonged period of time since 600 years ago. The internal of the Tranquerah Mosque is a mixture of Malay, Chinese and Indonesian elements. The ceiling of the mosque is made of polished dark wood, while the pillars and archway are in golden accent with elaborated carvings of scripture to the Muslim religion.

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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