Thursday, 13 September 2012

Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Built: First built by the easily flooded river bank of Sungai Kelantan. Later shifted to higher grounds.

Major floods:
Bah Merah (Dec 1926/Jan 1927), Bah Besar (Dec 1966/Jan 1967)

Masjid Kampung Laut,_Nilam_Puri
Built: 1400s / 1401 / 1730s / 18th Century / other
Actual date built: Unknown
Original site: Kampung Laut, Tumpat, Kelantan
Present location: Nilam Puri, near Pusat Pengajian Islam, Cawangan Universiti Malaya in Kelantan.
Repute: Oldest mosque in Kelantan (true). Oldest mosque in Malaysia (untrue). Oldest mosque in Southeast Asia (untrue).
Architecture: Hindu / Buddhist chandi
Previous status: Hindu chandi or kuil Hindu
Present status: presently a mosque
Attached stories: Muslim missionaries washed ashore after a shipwreck while en route from Java to Pattani or vice versa
Other related structures: The mosque built at the old Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa, Masjid Demak in Java, Masjid Kono in Champa, Masjid Nad Tanjung and Masjid Wadi Hussein in Thailand.
Associated structures at present site: Istana Nilam Puri is an old Malay palace of the Kelantan royalty. My father-in-law and my husband used to live in the palace at Nilam Puri.

Masjid Muhammadi
Built: 1867
Location: Heart of Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Referred names: Masjid Besar / Masjid Besar Kota Bharu
Name: Named after Sultan Muhammad IV
First built: wooden mosque 1867-1920
Second built: brick mosque by British 1920-today
Renovations: many

Initial Masjid Muhammadi was a wooden structure 1867-1920, Kota Bharu.
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