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Chinese New Year Celebration is still two weeks away, but the festive celebration can be seen anywhere. Yesterday, I went to Jaya Jusco to search a new comic for my collection. The Chinese New Year sale has already started. It gives me an idea for my architecture post for this month, The Chinese Mosque.
MASJID CINA (Chinese Mosque)
Just like its name, Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra @ Masjid Beijing is the first mosque built in Malaysia using the Chinese architecture. It is located at Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, Kelantan Darul Naim. The mosque construction takes about 3 years to complete. The mosque’s design is identical with Masjid Niujie, Beijing.
The construction of the mosque sparks some controversial issue especially on political matters. Most mosques in Malaysia commonly used Arabic architecture. Nevertheless, the construction still goes on and it well received by many Malaysian.
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