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 !more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
As the name of the town was derived from the clay mosque, a visit to the site of the clay mosque is a must for visitors to the town. The clay mosque was build in 1730 by Tuan Sheikh Imam Maznum, an Islamic missionary from Gujerat, India. The mosque was build using a mixture of clay and egg- white. It took about six months for the mosque to be built...more
Cattle, I love their meat ! I love beef & will NEVER be a vegetarian because I love beef so much !In my village, you can see cattles running freely so sometimes between neighbours, they would have arguments if one's cattle eat the grass in one's territory !These days, the shepherd would ride a motorbike to keep their cattles in a group...So, any...more
Geese, I hate them ! I don't like their meat & they always chase me when I was young !I live in a Malay village, so ducks, geese, chickens, buffaloes/water buffaloes & cat (a house pet...) are normal sights.In a Chinese village, we get to see dogs & pigs (kept in their sty...) instead.Anyway, about geese,...I always thought to myself that one day I...more
Some chickens are 'stalled' in their growth ! Hence, we can't eat them neither we could do anything with them.These are called 'Midget Chickens'...As if they know themself, these chickens are easy to catch as they don't run; They have short legs for the purpose of walking only, not running.They are 'toys' for kids...& worst, they would be run over...more
When it comes the time to slaughter them, a chicken is not easy to catch !Sometimes, it's fun chasing a chicken all over the village, it's like a sport !...When more people joining us in the chase...When caught finally, we are NOT obliged to share the chicken with the rest of 'the helpers' though...more
The Masjid Tanah bus and taxi terminal is located right in the heart of the town. There are few transport companies that operate from this terminal, plying between Masjid Tanah and the historical city of Melaka, Alor Gajah town, the beach resort of Tanjung Bidara as well as express coaches to Kuala Lumpur.more
Most visitors to Masjid Tanah misunderstood that this is the clay mosque that is associated with the town's name. Actually the clay mosque is no longer in existence - it has been demolished in 1830.
The existing mosque was build on bricks at the site where the clay mosque used to be before. Even the site of the mosque is also open for dispute as there's claim that the actual site of the clay mosque is a few metre away here.
Unique Suggestions: You could explore the architecture of the mosque which was built in a typical Melakan style mosque at the turn of the 20th century.
Tanjung Bidara beach is located about 10km from Masjid Tanah town and 35km north of the historical city of Melaka. The road leading to the beach resort is also picturesque with many paddy fields and Malay kampung houses along the road. The beach is popular among the locals, maybe due to the fact that it is the only beach in the state of Melaka that...more
MTM Double Parking is at the location of street market of daytime. Normally street market is held at nighttime, is called Pasar Malam, but this one is at daytime. Anyway, while driving around MTM, I saw cars double parked here, but then I realized I am living in Malaysia, double parking is only a small matter, triple parking is also a small matter,...more
MTM Street parading is a group of bikers (Malaysian smaller bikes) parading their bikes on the street of MTM, it was Sunday when I was there, I saw some 50+ bikers on street, not much racings but parading. They did not dress up in black leathers, just normal outfits, looks happy and enjoying, probably a celebration of freedom or something else.more
Some houses, maybe lack of people to attend to the well-being of the structures, have some 'defects' that could clearly be seen...particularly the zinc roof.Every few years or so, the zinc roof must be replaced, the wooden walls must be furnished with oil...all to preserve the 'allure' of these houses...As young people are keen to live in cities so...more