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Religious Buildings in Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia: Two Mosques

(Click on the pictures to obtain larger images, which take longer to download.) Photographs George P. Landow. Images may be used without written permission for any educational purpose. Any commercial or other use requires prior written permission.

(Left) Along Jalan Hang Lekiu: The Masjid Kampung Kling, or Kampung Kling mosque, which dates from 1748, has a most eclectic mixture of styles: a pagoda-like minaret, English and Portugese glazed tiles, a Victorian chandelier, and a pulpit decorated with Hindu and Chinese designs make it exemplify both Malaysia's approach to Islam and its Islamic religious structures, which appear far closer to indigenous styles than do those in Singapore. (Right) The local mosque in Kampung Morten.


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