Also, notice the sign on the road itself, NO OVERTAKING...
Nevertheless as Malaysian drivers are known to overtake each other anyway so if you are a visitor here, don't do this okay.
Thank God I do not have a car !
Even when I was walking along this road, I could see cars, lorries, motorbikes...speeding passed me !
I cursed them !
Now, we shall move to my 'paradise'...a small village by the sea called Tanjung Bidara.
It is about 7 km away from Masjid Tanah.
FIRST of all, look at the sign :
The photo shows a sign in Malay meaning CAUTION : VILLAGE AREA.
This is to cautious drivers especially to slow down when driving through the road in Tanjung Bidara.
We get to see children, old folks & some live stocks crossing the roads !
You don't want to be in trouble with the village folks...
Now, this is a 'surau'...or rather a small mosque in Masjid Tanah.
Situated very near to the Bus /Taxi Station so that easy for Muslims to pray while waiting for their (late) buses !
A 'surau' is known in English as a chapel...you know, a smaller church; So a surau is a small mosque !
Very colouful it is too !
I think Masjid Tanah has almost everything in orange & yellow...
Caught these papayas on the trees...somwhere near the stream from the top photo.
I love papayas but these are too young to eat, I guess...not sure ! Normally the ripe ones are yellowish, yes ?
I just like them when they are peeled !
This is a small stream running through Masjid Tanah...It used to be so dirty ! Not anymore I guess...
My late father used to tell me that when he was young, he used to catch small prawns & small fish in this stream...
Miss you dad !
This unkept clock tower has been always there ! To remind us all that it's old enough to have seen so many things around the town !
It used to look so old but it looks new now thanks to the yellow-orange paints !
Is the clock working ? Oh yes...showing 4 o'clock when I took the photo...
This is the bus stop where I used to wait for the bus to Melaka Town...Please click on Melaka Town if you want to see the town !
I used to love sitting at this small bus stop...watching people, watching the world passed me by...
Hhmm, this is new !
I went back to Masjid Tanah in October 2004 & there's a 7 Eleven !
Good I guess, people could just buy something here for 24 hours a day ! 7 days a week ! 365 days a year !
Bless Masjid Tanah !
This is the small mosque in Masjid Tanah (there's another bigger mosque nearby built by the 'government'...).
Anyway, Masjid Tanah means 'A Mosque From The Soil'...
It was told that this small town flourished/originated from a mosque built by the first pioneers in this town, situated on the very foundation of the mosque that you could see on my photo.
That mosque (from the soil/earth...) was long gone hence you could see this 'new' mosque to remember HOW it all started...Click HERE to see more photos of this historical mosque...
This is Masjid Tanah town (rather than a 'kampung' means village).
It is about 25 km from from Melaka City, in the state of Melaka; South of Kuala Lumpur.
Masjid Tanah is a booming small town with a town to cater for its inhabitants & the surrounding villages, scattered around Masjid Tanah...