Explore the history and heritage of the Kampung Paloh Mosque this Saturday

BY: Zaki Salleh

IPOH – The history of the Kampung Paloh Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Ipoh, can now be explored by history and heritage enthusiasts during the Open Day of the Paloh Mosque, which will take place this Saturday. 16/9/23

This program is organized by the Islamic Tourism Center, which is one of the branches of Tourism Malaysia, a part of the Ministry of Tourism.

The organizers also provide history guides for visitors to learn more about the history and heritage of the mosque in detail.

Sessions will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., and light refreshments will also be provided to the visitors.

The Kampung Paloh Mosque, which was opened in 1912, is located on Datoh Street here and has a connection to the development of Ipoh, eventually becoming a city.

It is not just a Malay heritage in this city, but also a symbol of unity among the aristocrats and Malay nobility of the past.

The Kampung Paloh Mosque, built during the reign of Sultan Idris Murshidul Al-Azam Shah, has a unique architecture that combines elements of Malay, English, and Javanese architecture.

The cemetery within the mosque grounds is also the final resting place of the first Chief Minister of Perak, Datuk Abdul Wahab Toh Muda Abdul Aziz, as well as the oldest grave believed to belong to Tok Paloh, the individual who founded Kampung Paloh.

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