Masjid Selat Melaka, Malaysia
Ever since I was a child, my mom always stressed about the importance of mosque in our life as a muslim. No wonder it becomes my highlight when I had my mini-Indochina trip to Malaysia-Vietnam-Cambodia last April-May.
This is the first mosque that I visited, and it is in Malacca, Malaysia. Masjid Selat Melaka (the Malay name) is a very pretty mosque, in an area called Malacca Marina. I didn’t pray there as I got my period (so sad), but as I heard from my aunt, it is one of the main tourism destination in Malacca.
When you enter the parking lot, you will find the separated tower and toilets. You have to wear long and loose outfits, and it’s better if you wear hijab. My aunt wore pashmina and the security was okay – I think it was because she is Malay. If you don’t have any, you can borrow it from the female toilet.
From the south balcony, you can see an island far away, and it is Batam, Indonesia. My aunt joked that if I would, I could just swim. No, thank you, aunty, I can afford the ship ticket, LOL.
I went there after I had my lunch, and I can see there are some standing fans. But as the sea wind blowing, I could hardly feel the heat inside the mosque – very different with what I felt when I took picture near the tower. I thought I got heat struck :))
So, if you happen to visit Melacca, don’t forget to pray tahiyatul masjid here. And of course, taking loads of pictures! ;)