Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunset & sunrise around Malacca - Al Azim Mosque, Solok, Bukit Peringgit - (Part III)

Silhouette of Masjid Al-Azim, Solok, Bukit Peringgit, Melaka during sunrise
Silhouette of Al Azim mosque during sunrise

Sunset/sunrise around Malacca
Part I - Limbongan, Bandar Hilir
Part II - Selat Mosque, Pulau Melaka
Part III - Al Azim Mosque, Solok, Bukit Peringgit
Part IV - Bachang, Batu Berendam
Part V - Pantai Pengkalan Balak, Masjid Tanah

In this third installment of sunset/sunrise around Malacca, i would like to share sunrise taken at Al Azim Mosque, Solok, Bukit Peringgit. This is the official state mosque officially opened in 1989. The architecture is based on 3 tiered architecture of most ancient most within the state which had some chinese architecture influence in it (Pagoda like building).

I had a fond memory of this mosque as almost every friday i would spend my time here after the friday prayer. Even though my real kariah is Batu Berendam.. since the incident where i fainted in Batu Berendam mosque my father switch almost completely to Al Azim mosque except for once every month. Sometime instead of following my fathers back to the office immediately after friday prayer, i opted to stay here and would go home by myself. I  remember catching either the Tuah bus (50 sen) or Batang bus (80 sen) from my home to this mosque during school holiday and spend my time leisuring around the mosque and the library for few hours before the friday prayer. Then after the friday prayer i would go to eat ABC or mee rebus across the street. I even in several occasion walk home from this mosque to my home just leisuring around passing from one housing area to another housing area. At that time it still far safer for a nine years old kid to ride a bus alone to go to Bandar Melaka (without handphone for sure). I wonder whether i would allow my son/daugther to do the same five years from now.

Sunrise @ Kampung Bukit Baru Dalam, Malacca
Round shape of sun rising, taken from a compound near the Al Azim Mosque, beside the Malacca Post Office

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