Religious Spots in Malacca (Temples & Mosques)

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Places of Worship (Temples & Mosques)

Visitors are advised to dress appropriately and to obtain permission to enter from mosque / temple officials.

 

o        Tengkera Mosque

This 150-year-old mosque was inspired by Sumatran architecture and is characterized by its pyramid-shaped roof. Within its grounds is the tomb of Sultan Hussain of Johor who signed the cession of Singapore to Sir Stamfort Raffles in 1819.

Tel: 06-283 7416

 

o        Kampong Kling Mosque

This is one of the oldest mosques in the country with Sumatran architectural features. It has a three-tiered, pyramid–shape roof and a pagoda-like minaret, portraying a mixture of East-West architectural influences.

It is the site of the Mandi Safar or bathing festival celebrated by Indian Muslims during the Muslim month of Safar.

Tel: 06-283 7416

 

o        Kampung Hulu Mosque

The Kampung Hulu Mosque was built in 1728 and is one of Malaysia’s oldest mosques. Located in Chinatown, its unique architectural style is not traceable to any other in the country.

Tel: 06-283 7416

 

o        Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Built in 1646, it is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Reflective of Southern Chinese architecture, it features mythical figures, animals, birds and flowers of porcelain and glass. The main hall is dedicated to Taoist deities. The temple has an inscription commemorating the first visit of Admiral Cheng Ho, the Ming emperor’s emissary to Malacca.

Opening hours: 7am – 7pm

Tel: 06-283 9343

 

o        Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple

One of the oldest temples in the country, it was built in 1781 on the site of the Chitty’s first settlement. The land was donated by a Chitty headman by the name of Thaivanayagam Chitty. The temple serves as a venue of wedding and festivals.

Tel: 06-288 3599

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