Kampong Masjid Tanah Travel Guide

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Kampong Masjid Tanah Things to Do

  • Passing Through The Deserted...

    Passing through the deserted padi fields...As more & more young people are not keen to 'touch' the mud, the 'used-to-be-known' padi fields are left deserted in Tanjung Bidara...

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  • Also, Notice...

    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 !

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  • Let's Us Move...

    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...

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  • A 'Surau' In Masjid Tanah...

    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...

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  • Papayas On The Trees...

    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 !

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  • The Stream...

    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 !

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  • Masjid Tanah Clock Tower...

    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...

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  • Bus Stop...

    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...

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  • Seven Eleven...

    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 !

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  • The Mosque...

    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...

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  • Masjid Tanah Town...

    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...

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  • The Police Station...

    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...

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  • Saundry Shops...

    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...

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  • Shops...

    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...

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  • Old shop houses

    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.

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  • Merdeka Clock Tower

    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...

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  • The site of the clay mosque

    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...

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  • Cattles....

    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...

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  • Geese...

    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...

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  • Some Chickens...

    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...

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  • Not Easy To...

    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...

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Kampong Masjid Tanah Transportation

  • Bus & Taxi Terminal of Masjid Tanah

    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.

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  • The Station...

    This is the bus & taxi station of Masjid Tanah.There are 3 to 4 buses directly from Kuala Lumpur, about 2 1/2 hours away...From this station, you can either get a local bus or a taxi to the beach, about 7 km away.Tell the driver that you want to get off at Tanjung Bidara...

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  • Masjid Tanah...

    This is the roof of the mosque...another view; Also, this is another entrance (the side entrance) to enter the mosque...I hope you guys could come here to Masjid Tanah as this small town has some nice sights around...

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  • Masjid Tanah...

    This is the mosque in Masjid Tanah; Built in the early 1900's...Photo taken by me during the visit of my hometown Masjid Tanah in the 'Fasting Month' of October 2004...The close-up of the roof where I could see some pegions perching at the top...

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  • Masjid Tanah...

    This is the mosque in Masjid Tanah; Built in the early 1900's...Photo taken by me during the visit of my hometown Masjid Tanah in the 'Fasting Month' of October 2004...Another old design of the roof; Which also associated with buildings from the last 100 years !

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Kampong Masjid Tanah Tourist Traps

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    The old mosque of Masjid Tanah

    by mansionion Written Jul 11, 2004

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    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.

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Kampong Masjid Tanah Off The Beaten Path

  • Tanjung Bidara beach

    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...

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  • More Beach Sight...

    More beach sight at Tanjung Bidara Beach.You really have to arrive at this beach if you are in Kuala Lumpur ! It'll be about 3 hours the most, by express buses or a taxi or better still, rent a car (if you know the roads in Malaysia...).

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  • Sea-Shell...

    Another 'sea-shell'....an empty one, lied on the rock...I picked it up & put it in my bag, unlike the 'belangkas' which was too big for me to carry anyway...That's what normally people like to do when walking on the beach right ?....Picking whatever we could find ?..Whatever...

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Kampong Masjid Tanah Favorites

  • MTM Double Parking

    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,...

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  • MTM Street parading

    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.

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  • The Corroted Zinc Roof...

    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...

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