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Published: June 14, 2018

MALAYSIA
MELAKA

Lay eyes on one of the most popular tourist destinations, Melaka! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bustling atmosphere is not one to miss, especially with the renowned Jonker Street just around the corner!

MALAYSIA
MELAKA

Lay eyes on one of the most popular tourist destinations, Melaka! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bustling atmosphere is not one to miss, especially with the renowned Jonker Street just around the corner!

EID AT THE FLOATING MOSQUE OF MELAKA

Is the Taj Mahal still a faraway holiday dream? Don’t fret! Witness the magnificence of Islamic construction modelling at the floating mosque of Melaka – Masjid Selat Melaka or Melaka Straits Mosque!

Melaka holds a rich history of 600 years. Today, it is an advancing city that is quick to adapt new ideas and innovations. Masjid Selat merits top place on our list of must-visits in Melaka. Perched on the artificial shores of Pulau Melaka (or Melaka Island), the mosque has been outlined to look like it’s skimming on water when the tide is high, giving it the nickname Floating Mosque or Masjid Terapung. Constructed in 2006, the design came from the state’s former Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam, who was inspired after his trip to Jeddah.

floating mosque at sun rise

Chalk up an early visit to Masjid Selat this Eid for a view that is especially stunning during the golden dawn. Light gleams off the mosques’ distinct golden dome just right, perfect for that #travel selfie!

The design of the structure itself is reason enough for you to visit. Fusing a Middle Eastern compositional style complimented with cultural Malay accents, the mosque is a breath-taking sight in the evenings when it lights up. The grand archways that greet you are panelled with stained glass. Walk through them and admire the utilization of bamboo and teak wood platforms.

Non-Muslim visitors are graciously welcomed, provided they dress modestly and heed “No Shoes” signs around different parts of the mosque. Women guests are to bring a scarf or use a rental shawl to cover their heads.

Multiple Shots of The Rucksack Caratel

Masjid Selat is accessible by foot or a consolidation of foot and taxi from the city. Book yourself a room amongst lush greenery at The Rucksack Caratel’s Garden Wing or in the heart of Melaka’s heritage at The Rucksack Caratel’s Jonker Wing for the cosiest hideouts to return to after a day of exploration!

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