Photo: Kampung Hulu Mosque is possibly the oldest in Malaysia.

Kampung Hulu Mosque

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Dating from 1728, Kampung Hulu Mosque is possibly the oldest in Malaysia—Tengkera Mosque two kilometres out of town was built in the same year, so there is some debate among historians.

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At the time of Portuguese occupation earlier traditional mosques were destroyed and no formal structures for worship were built (other than Roman Catholic) until after the Dutch became the ruling power. In the beginning the Calvinist Dutch too were rather parochial and razed the Catholic Churches, but as a result of a change of policy that allowed greater religious freedom, a parcel of land was granted by the VOC in the early 18th century to build Kampung Hulu Mosque. (As an aside, this same policy resulted in the building of the Church of Saint Peter in Melaka slightly earlier in 1710, now the oldest functioning Catholic church in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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