Friday, 12 April 2013

Masjid Banda Hilir 1820 (4)

New porch built in 2007
Haji Mazlan bin Haji 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, nearest the 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 kids play on the sand in the evening
Viewed from Indian neighbour's grounds
Small brick house at left of masjid in this pic was made by masjid for Bapak, but he didn't need it and gave it back to masjid. He never lived in that 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 Yah (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. They have taken control of the houses and not paid their rents to the house owners - my ancestors. 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.
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. 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. A thick wooden Dutch door kept intruders out from our house.
Viewed from rumah arwah Mak Sarah towards the main road (Jalan Parameswara).
Viewed from the Indian neighbour's grounds
3 houses behind masjid (from left): rumah Mak Sarah, rumah Nenek Yah, and Bapak's house (which he didn't want).

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