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Masjid Kampung Kling

Create: 02/10/2017 - 20:16
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Masjid Kampung Kling

Great coincidence, I was talking to my friend Rian Maelzer on Whatsapp this morning. Exactly three years ago, on this day, we were strolling on this street in Melaka with his visiting sister Lee Maelzer and talking about Chinese influence in the design of this beautiful and very old mosque. Love it.

This ancient mosque bears testament to the rich multi-cultural roots of Malacca. Its architecture design incorporates Chinese, Hindu, Indonesian and Malay elements. The minaret resembles a pagoda and there are European Corinthian columns and Moorish arches inside. It was originally built by Indian Muslim traders in 1748.

The landmark in the UNESCO World Heritage Site is difficult to photograph as it is surrounded by criss-crossing utility cables. Nevertheless; on a gorgeous morning, the mosque stands as glorious as its past.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f11, 1/1000 sec.

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