Kampung Hulu Mosque

Kampung Hulu Mosque, Melaka

Kampung Hulu Mosque
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
South East Asian style mosque
Feb 2020
The Kampung Hulu Mosque is a mosque at the northern end of the Heritage City of Malacca. It’s the oldest mosque in Malacca, but I would never have guessed that’s what it was from the architectural style of the building. The architecture is very much south-east Asian and even the free standing minaret owes more to Asian influences than Arab or even Indo-Islamic styles most prevalent for mosques. Even the minbar shows clear SE Asia influence predominating.

Most a must-see, but interesting for the unusual design for a mosque.
Written February 6, 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9,496 contributions
Worth seeing
Sep 2019 • Couples
The mosque was worth seeing as part of an easy self guided walking tour of the many temples in the UNESCO area.
Written September 17, 2019
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Aniruddha Hom
Dhaka City, Bangladesh877 contributions
Oldest mosque with interesting symbol of harmony architecture
Jul 2019
Kampung Kling Mosque or Masjid Kampung Kling is one of the oldest mosques located at Jalan Tokang Emas, also known as Harmony Street. Harmony Street portrays a sense of harmony between the major races in Malaysia and temples of different religions. Within walking distance travellers will find two very old temples Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, respectively for Hindu and Chinese population. Besides there is a fairly new Budhdhist temple name Xiang Lin Si Temple on the same vicinity and just opposite to the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Documents says that the mosques was built around 1748 by Indian Muslim traders.

I was a bit surprised to see a non-traditional architecture of the mosque. It doesn’t look like a typical mosque. Documents says that its design is a cross between Chinese, Sumatran, Hindu, and Maly influences. The minaret is separate from the main building and also color is different. While the main mosque is red and green, the minaret is distinctively white and beautiful.
Written August 15, 2019
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siti s
34 contributions
Interesting and beautiful mosque
Aug 2019
bit difficult to find . rest in busy street. parking is not a lot. the mosque still preserve it old architecture.
Written August 6, 2019
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,627 contributions
Mosque White in Colour
Jul 2019 • Solo
Classic design, white colour & beside malacca river. Religion attraction point & should respect each other during our visit
Written July 21, 2019
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RoadTripRoger
Putnam, CT610 contributions
Interesting insight into Islam
Feb 2019 • Couples
The mosque sits cheek by jowl with Hindu and Buddhist temples. Unlike the other faiths, Islam forbids excessive decoration, and the mosque interior is a large, spare space, separated into men's and women's areas by a screen. We are dressed in shorts for the hot weather, and so we have to don robes to enter, and women have to cover their heads. Very friendly and welcoming people will tell you all you want to know.
Written June 17, 2019
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javiercard2017
Bilbao, Spain142 contributions
Oldest mosque in Melaka
Sep 2018 • Family
The Kampung Hulu Mosque was built in 1720 by Dato Samsuddin Bin Arom, a representative for the Malays during the Dutch colonial period. During that time religious pluralism was allowed to flourish, and the local populations headed by "Kapitans" constructed places of worship according to their needs. This building is fairly unusual for a mosque, inspired obviously more by Sumatran architecture than by the Arab prototype. Instead of minarets there is only one tall tower.
The roof consists of three levels and the inside roof is a dome made of carved sea stones.
Written October 25, 2018
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Ahmad
Barcelona, Spain5 contributions
the best place i've visited in Malaysia and specifically Melaka,
Apr 2018
the people in the mosque are so kind, friendly, they welcome everybody, they invited us to eat with them traditional Malay lunch, and we had talks together and the place is very quiet and peaceful
Written April 30, 2018
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,169 contributions
Interesting old mosque
Sep 2017 • Solo
Kampung Hulu Mosque was built in the 1720s by Dato Shamsudin who was Chinese and converted to Islam. It is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. The minaret is in traditional Middle Eastern style and there is attractive tiling work from the Dutch period during which time it was built.
Written September 28, 2017
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ikaismiati
Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions
The oldest mosque
Mar 2017 • Friends
I have been told by my driver grab car that this is the first mosque in Melaka area. Long ago, there are many muslim population around here, but now days there are just around 20 household live in the area.
I have a chance to do jamaah maghrib prayer in this mosque, and there are not too many jamaah coming here, neither muslim tourist.
Overall, the mosque is in good condition. There is enough parking space for car inside the mosque area.
You can reach this mosque by riding bicycle or walk from central malacca. It takes around 10 minutes for me with cycling. By the way, most of the road in malacca "one way only". So you may find it difficult to find the alternative way to reach one point to another point. Good luck in exploring :)
Written March 5, 2017
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