Saturday, 23 April 2011

Map of 262 Banda Hilir

262 Banda Hilir once existed along with Masjid Banda Hilir, Melaka.

262 Banda Hilir house was demolished in the 1970s.

During the renovations in 1970s, Masjid Banda Hilir was expanded to cover the previous site of 262 Banda Hilir.

Masjid Banda Hilir was renamed Masjid an-Nur but many people in Malacca still use the old name to refer to it.

The land stretching from Masjid Banda Hilir then (now Masjid an-Nur) to the then seaside, about 500 metres, all belonged to Tanah Wakaf Masjid Banda Hilir (now Masjid an-Nur). However, because the last inhabitants of 262 Banda Hilir left in 1963/64 and there was nobody to take care of 262 Banda Hilir and the land associated with Masjid Banda Hilir and 262 Banda Hilir, a lot of the original Tanah Wakaf has now fallen into the hands of the Chinese who do not want to shift but remained in their rented houses on  lands which are still tanah wakaf. A big size of land belonging to the Muslim people of Banda Hilir has thus been lost. We are very sad that this has happened and wish those of you who are living on tanah wakaf Masjid Banda Hilir (now Masjid an-Nur) to kindly return our land that rightfully belonsg to al-Yamani clan that once lived there and now its generations of individuals who are the rightful descendants.

262 Banda Hilir - A Famosa: 2.4 km, 4 mins
262 Banda Hilir - beach, before land reclamation:  500m, 2 mins

Here is the Google map for 262 Banda Hilir:

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Masjid An-Nur to Kubur Jalan Panjang (in between Medan Selera Cheng Ho and Shell, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho):

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