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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. (Only Muslims may enter the interior).

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All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone

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Jasmani bin Jallil posted on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:35 am:

Any meaningful architecture must be a response to the needs of its environs. The 3-tier roof is certainly suitable for hot, humid tropical clilmate, and the raised flooring staves off the ill-effects of the expected occasional flooding, especially that the mosque is situated so near the river.

sashivarma posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:57 am:

This informations is not clear tha i want.

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JULIA LEE posted on Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:12 pm:

WHAT IS THE COMPLETE ADDRESS OF MASJID KAMPONG HULU IN MALACCA.