About the Creation
Introducing “Kg. Keling Mosque, Melaka,” a captivating watercolor artwork that beautifully captures the essence of impressionism on street architecture. This art piece pays homage to the old mosque situated in the heart of Malacca City, Malaysia.
Located at Jalan Tukang Emas, known as “Harmony Street” due to its proximity to the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, this mosque boasts a rich history dating back to 1748. Originally built by Indian Muslim traders as a wooden structure, it was reconstructed with bricks in 1872, preserving its timeless charm.
Immerse yourself in the blend of cultural influences that define its architectural design—a harmonious fusion of Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu, and local Malay elements. The minaret, resembling a pagoda, stands proudly alongside the main building, accompanied by the graceful ablution pool and the elegant entrance arch.
The artwork showcases the allure of the Kampung Kling Mosque, named after the dwelling village of Indian traders, known as Kampung Kling. Experience the captivating ambiance of this historic mosque through the intricate brushstrokes of watercolor, a true testament to the artistry and heritage it embodies.