The Floating Mosque in Melaka


On our last day in Melaka, we took a drive down to the man made island right across from our hotel. We were curious as to what lies there and I’ve personally never been there before. To my delight, the road across the bridge felt like we were separated from the busy streets of Melaka and it felt like a private getaway.

This Melaka Island (as it is called) still had a few development plans on it which will include the water front villas, sea front apartments, Arab City, Wildlife Theatre and proposed commercial complexes. TheΒ Masjid Selat MelakaΒ was also located here, right at the edge of the waters giving it the name the Floating Mosque orΒ Masjid Terapung. The mosque was completed in 2006 and costs about RM10 million. It is definitely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. This is one of those buildings which I hope will last til the end of time. I’d also like to share with you these photos that I took with my dad while we were there. πŸ™‚

The Selat Melaka mosque is located at the longest & busiest Straits in the world.

The Selat Melaka mosque is located at the longest & busiest Straits in the world.

The mosque looked as if it's floating on water when the water rises up nearing to the platform.

The mosque looked as if it’s floating on water when the water rises up nearing to the platform.

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

10 Responses to The Floating Mosque in Melaka

  1. I can't wait to see this place! My boyfriend has not stopped raving about how great Melaka is, so now I can't wait to visit! πŸ˜€

  2. Fie-Nuts says:

    Hi Samual,

    Indeed it is. Hope you make it there someday. πŸ™‚

  3. WOW! just awesome, great work of professional architects. I am really impressed. πŸ™‚

  4. R.a.W says:

    Likewise. You too πŸ™‚

  5. Fie-Nuts says:

    Ah Okay we have a name, yes Rusli nice to meet you and I hope you continue showing those beautiful photos!

  6. R.a.W says:

    lol! Mysterious? I probably need to put up a photo of myself soon then, I guess, lol. Thanks for the compliment on the photos by the way. I do love photography and still learning the ropes. Yours are good as well btw.

    The name is Rusli, btw.

  7. Fie-Nuts says:

    Hi R.a.W.

    Ooo yes it is indeed the initials of your blog! However you seem to be a mysterious writer who writes and takes awesome photos!

    I'm glad you agree with me and I think with all the activities they have in plan (for Melaka) they will be able to generate more tourist arrivals to the state. I for one, will head there whenever I can to have some good ol' authentic cendol durian. πŸ™‚

  8. R.a.W says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the reply. Well, yes, obviously they are trying to attract some tourists (and their money, eheh!) to the state, possibly as a side tour especially when people travel to KL. And maybe from Singapore as well. And I would say they are doing some good job in that dept.

    Btw not sure why you'd find the nickname “pretty interesting”, lol. It's just my initials, and the initials of my blog too πŸ™‚

  9. Fie-Nuts says:

    Hi there R.A.W,

    Your nickname on this comment is pretty interesting. I'm glad that you found the posts on Melaka to be helpful especially since you're planning to go back there.. which I think you should. There's been quite a change in the city and it's more organized. I also find Melaka to be very clever in ensuring that they have enough activities to make people want to stay in the city longer as they now have the Taming Sari Tower, the duck hop on and off tour and such. This should give you more things to do besides eating!


  10. R.a.W says:

    Hi there Fie,

    Thanks for your write ups on Melaka. They gave me some pointers on what to do while there. The last time I was there was errr, wait for it, 20 years ago, perhaps? Haha! Been meaning to go back there even if it's just for a day trip but haven't got much time at the moment. Soon, hopefully! πŸ™‚

    Thanks again.

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