Friday, 12 April 2013

Masjid Banda Hilir 1820 (4)


New porch built in 2007
Haji Mazlan bin Haji Abdul Rahim (left) with Pak Saleh bin Haji Mohd Yusope (adik bongsu Bapak).
New look of Masjid Band Hilir after July 2007. The old portion is with green roof, and nearest the main road.
Modern entrance to Masjid Banda Hilir with roller gate.
Masjid bahagian baru with new side stairs ... replaced the old gigantic bulky brick stairs of 262-T Rumah Banda Hilir 1897-2007 (110 years) that I used to sit on to watch the kids play on the sand in the evening
Masjid Banda Hilir viewed from the Indian neighbour's compound.
Small brick house at left of Masjid in this pic was built by Masjid for Bapak, but he didn't need it and gave it back to Masjid. He never lived in that little brick house.
Rumah arwah Mak Sarah boleh nampak dari jalan. Her house is the one with a car parked in front of the house in this pic. The car is actually parked in front of her small fenced garden plot.
Rumah arwah Mak Sarah (left) and rumah arwah Nenek Ya (Ya Tampin; right). A small lane separates the 2 houses. It used to be an access road to the many rented houses behind these 2 houses. The houses were rented to Chinese families (previously labourers). Now they have taken control of the rented houses and not paid their rents to the house owners - my ancestors - Hj Mohd Sharif's children after Hj Mohd Sharif died. The illegally occupied land still belongs to Masjid Banda Hilir as it is now Tanah Wakaf for Masjid Banda Hilir, which cannot be bought or sold. The road is now closed off to avoid traffic and noise during prayers. There were other problems and the access road had to be closed off for safety reasons.
Rumah batu kecil. This house was built for Bapak, but he didn't want it, and gave it back to Masjid Banda Hilir. It is used for meetings by the Masjid.
Bahagian sisi masjid, dekat toilets. This was the rear facade of our old Banda Hilir house. Nenek Inchek's bedroom, the rear living-room and the old kitchen were sited here before. The new stairs replaced the old wooden stairs that led to the kitchen. Beyond the stairs was where Nenek Inchek sat with her daughters to grind flour for making kuih. She used a granite grinding stone set.
This new stairs replaced the old stairs where I used to sit as a child. It led up to the old concrete floor where we hung clothes to dry on the clothes lines inside the house. A thick wooden Dutch door kept intruders out from our old wooden house.
Masjid viewed from rumah arwah Mak Sarah, towards the main road (Jalan Parameswara, previously Jalan Banda Hilir).
Masjid viewed from the Indian neighbour's compound.
3 houses behind the Masjid (from left): rumah Mak Sarah, rumah Nenek Ya, and Bapak's house (which he didn't want). All 3 persons have died.

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