Thursday, February 19, 2009

masjid & makam dato' panglima kinta

i was in ipoh yesterday morning to bring my mother to meet her brother. at the same time she mentioned that she wished to visit pom's (my late grandmother, who was also mama's mother) makam (grave). pom died on 15 august 1983. i was about 11 years old then. the last time mother went there was so many years ago before she flied to makkah for haj.

believe it or not people, that was in fact my first time going there. i didn't even know of where is pom's makam before this... how bad. its located besides masjid dato' panglima kinta, near sungai (river) kinta of course. masjid dato' panglima kinta is located at jalan (road) masjid. the easiest way to get there is to travel along jalan sultan iskandar and head towards old town. just before crossing the bridge over sungai kinta, turn left and you will see the mosque. the nearest landmark is ipoh water front (formerly people’s park) across the river. according to the man who look after the place, the mosque has just been repainted last week. look at that people, isn't it beautiful, just like buttercream! hehee... so i guess i was lucky enough and didn't let go the chance to take quite a number of pics.




masjid dato' panglima kinta

"this mosque was the first in ipoh and was built in 1898 by dato' panglima kinta mohamed yusof in memory of his first wife who passed away in the same year. the most unique feature of the mosque is its original architecture. behind the mosque is the madrassah kamaliah, the first arabic islamic religious school in ipoh."




masjid dato' panglima kinta

and as usual, yours truly never let go the chance to camwhore hehee... pic taken by mama. bear me for not wearing any hijab as the trip was unplanned. by the way the mosque is listed on the heritage map like most other establishments along the kinta river.




makam dato' panglima kinta

makam dato' panglima kinta's family




makam dato' panglima kinta

that's where my late pom's remains has been buried




makam dato' panglima kinta

my late pom's makam




kuE's note:
when we were on the way back, suddenly i thought that the mosque will be a great project for puteri. i remember she told me that she has to write an assignment about a heritage building in the country that is more than 100 years old hmm... at least there's something other than koleq ;) if she is okay with my suggestion, maybe i will be back there very soon insya Allah...