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30 Nov 2022

Unusual Mosques: Malacca Straits Mosque

Unusual Mosques: Malacca Straits Mosque

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Unusual Mosques: Malacca Straits Mosque

The famous floating mosque of Pulau Melaka, in Malaysia, is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka.

The construction work of the mosque started in 2003 and was completed in 2006. The opening ceremony was performed on 24 November 2006, by the Supreme Ruler of Malaysia ‘Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail’.

Found on a man-made Island, the beautiful structure and place of worship are found at the shoreline of the Strait and at the water level of the ocean.

When the water levels are high, the mosque appears to be floating, which gives it its highly unique feature.

It’s a beautiful mosque, and the grand archways are panelled with stained glass.

Another feature of this beautiful mosque is its 30-meter-high minaret, which additionally works as a beacon. It works as an aid for watercraft, boats and airships, making this structure both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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