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Kampung Kling Mosque

The name of the mosque was directly used a word not belong to Malaysian Muslim or Malay community, Kling or Kiling is refer to Indian community at Malaysia, Kampung is a Malay word mean Village, so that we also can call it as "A Mosque in the Indian Village", actually this street also named as Kiling Road.

The arch at this main entrance is similar with Greek style religion architecture, the interior is more complicated mix with multi styles.

Completed in the year 1748, the architecture of this mosque is Sumatran (Indonesia), with strong Hindhu influences. This is particularly evident in the minaret which resembles a pagoda.

On closer inspection, you can find an unusual blend of English and Portuguse glazed tiles, Corinthian ( Grrek or Roman ) columns with symmetrical arches at the main prayer hall, a victorian chandelier, a wooden pulpit with Hindu and Chinese style carvings, a Moorish cast iron lamp-posts at the place of abulation for pre-prayer cleancing. This mosque is still in use yet.

Around 10 religion architectures can be find along this street, I only uploaded two before. ( Another Temple 1 ), ( Another Temple 2 ).


Workshop 01 : The Pagoda

Workshop 02 : Cultural meeting

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