Kampong Kling Mosque (Masjid Kampung Kling) - Malacca . Melaka
Kampung Kling Mosque
Kampong Kling Mosque (or Kampong Keling Mosque) or in Malay call as Masjid Kampung Kling) is an old mosque in Malacca City, Malaysia. Kampong Kling Mosque is situated at Jalan Tukang Emas (Goldsmith Street); this street is known as “Harmony Street”, because of its proximity to the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, three differences religion buildings (temple & mosque) within 500 meters or in the street.
Indian Muslim traders built the original structure of Kampong Keling Mosque in 1748 was a wooden building, and it was rebuilt with bricks in 1872. This mosque is one of Malacca’s mosques that retains its original design. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between the local Malays, Sumatran, Chinese and Hindu. The entrance arch and the minaret (which resembles a pagoda) ablution pool were built simultaneously as the main building. This mosque is named based on a village which Indian traders dwell in called Kampung Kling.
The mosque also has a blend of Portuguese and English glazed tiles, Corinthian columns with symmetrical arches in the main prayer hall, a wooden pulpit with Hindu, a Victorian chandelier and Chinese-style carvings, and Moorish cast iron lamp-posts in the place of ablution for pre-prayer cleansing.
Address: Kampong Kling Mosque (Masjid Kampung Kling)
Kampong Keling Mosque , Jalan Tukang Emas,
75200 Melaka, Malaysia.