Kampong Hulu Mosque (built 1720 onwards)
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.
The approximate location of the mosque is 2.199254' N, 102.247395' E (WGS 84 map datum).
All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone
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