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...
This is the Police Station in Masjid Tanah ! No, I have never been detained there but I could get a new passport thanks to a female police officer there !
My old passport was stolen & it's not easy to get a new one; The officer helped me doing the report that i submitted to the Imigration Department...long story !
Now, I have been to many countries far away from home !
Thanks to that dear officer...
In every town in Malaysia, well in every place in the whole world actually, we must have the saundry shops !
Here, they are called 'Kedai Runcit' where you can buy some spices, chilis, onions, washing powder etc etc...
There are many shops in Masjid Tanah...All kind of shops !
When I was young, I used to go to the town to just walk from one shop to another...Not really buying anything.
Seeing them now, not much has changed...Maybe more colourful as compared when I saw them when I was young...
Around the T-junction area of the Masjid Tanah town is a few row of old shop houses that dating back from the early 20th century when the town started to take shape. The architecture of the shophouses are something interesting to watch for and gives this part of the town its own character.
Peoples of Masjid Tanah of all races are proud this clock tower as the clock tower was erected with donation collected from the locals.
The clock tower was built to celebrate the country's indepedance - hence the name Merdeka (independance) Clock Tower. There is a plate on the clock tower with the writing " Merdeka Clock Tower - Contribution from people of all races of Masjid Tanah to celebrate the country's independance" in Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil language.