The Malacca Straits Mosque is Masjid Selat Melaka in the Malay language, or in short, Masjid Selat. It is an attraction of Melaka that transcends religious beliefs.
Inspired by the floating mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it was built on a man-made island known as Pulau Melaka along the Straits of Malacca, the longest and busiest straits in the world, hence its very logical name.
During high tide, it really looks as though Masjid Selat is floating on water. Therefore, it is also known as the floating mosque of Malacca.
Built from 2003 to 2006, at a cost of RM11 million, it was officiated by HRH Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, the then Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Paramount Ruler).
The mosque can accommodate up to 2000 worshipers at any time. Is this large?
I was told that the mosque looks almost magical during sunset. So, I guess it calls for a second visit.
Malacca Straits Mosque / Masjid Selat Melaka
Add: Pulau Melaka, 75000 Melaka.
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