"MY KAMPUNG..." Kampong Masjid Tanah by coceng

Kampong Masjid Tanah Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 87 photos

My Kampung,
...literally means My Hometown in Malay language...so, I shall present here :
This is my hometown !
(Feel like I'm doing an essay during my very happy childhood/primary school years...).
This was the place where I came from !
This was the small town which I always felt comfortable with (still do...); Which also made me wanted to go out from !
It was a small town...it is now a busy small town ! It is always a colourful small town !


Kampong means 'village' in Malay language but MASJID TANAH in NOT a 'Kampung' anymore ! Although you could still see some quaint Malay villages within a few miles from Masjid Tanah itself.
So, I shall called this place as just Masjid Tanah, okay.
It is situated about 25 to 28 km away from
Melaka Town & MELAKA is the number ONE Historical State in Peninsula Malaysia.
Have a visit to my Melaka Town Page, you could see traces of The Dutch, The Portugese, The Old Malay/Chinese Cultures & Customs... which come from one of the biggest ports in the 16th century ! Look at Melaka Town now...


About 7 km away from Masjid Tanah, there's a small village by the sea called Tanjung Bidara ; My house is situated here in this small village...
I used to bring my visiting friends to the beach of Tanjung Bidara !
We would run along the beach & swam in the sea like small kids (although we were not kids anymore...).
It felt like a paradise !...
Looking at the photos now, they sure bring back my sweet childhood memories; Memories of being an indie music fan ! I used to write to many small bands the world over 'begging' tapes & CDs from them ! I still keep their letters & of course the stuffs that they sent me !

Along the road to Tanjung Bidara, we could still see the traditional Malay houses, they always look like doll houses !
The roof, the curtains, the windows & the steps to enter the house...all can still be seen in Tanjung Bidara...
I invite you all to come to 'my kampung' ! Take a taxi from Masjid Tanah town; Hey ! Ask the taxi driver to show you around & I'm sure they would love to !
Experience this beautiful small village by the sea & guess what, you could find some good cheap chalets along the beach if you want to stay longer; Talk to the locals, play with the local kids, look for the 'pre-historic' creatures along the shores...Ahhh ! The paradise is beckoning you guys here in this place called TANJUNG BIDARA !

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:My Paradise (Lost In Times...).
  • Cons:I Couldn't wait To Get Back To MY Real Habitat in Kuala Lumpur !
  • In a nutshell:A Day Or 2; Excursion from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2004
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  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    You have some really personal "tips" and material here about your hometown...very interesting. Tks for posting! Michele

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2007 at 5:37 PM

    Ahhh .. Thank you for the bday shoutout :-)) 14 hours dancing ? Ufffff, think I gila ker ? heheheheheh (actually I had something on then, so i didnt take part -_-)

  • alywang's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 6:50 PM

    so, you are living in a beautiful place!

  • Jul 14, 2006 at 8:25 AM

    wow, wow, wow what an amazing hpu got, my favorit the masjids, i wish we have thoughs in her. man u are so good and i enjoy reading all u'r hp. -Nawaal.

  • gale.blog.pl's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2005 at 11:59 AM

    Arnaud, thank you for sharing :) I love your wise remarks and the beautiful pics from your trips. Life in rural Malaysia is more like life in rural Poland than one could imagine. Isn't that fascinating?

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2004 at 2:14 AM

    very readable style of writing. cool, man, cool!

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 9:53 AM

    New tip on your kampung eh? Selamat Berpuasa. :) -m-

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 9:37 PM

    Wonderful page on Masjid Tanah.. Would love to explore the shores and find the beautiful creatures myself.. That's a great picture who have of the creature "Belangkas".. Do they bite? hehehe Take Care..

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 6:22 PM

    What a pretty and colorful kampung, very interesting.

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 8:53 AM

    What a wonderful and excellent page! Very interesting for me to see where you live. The place looks beautiful, from the empty beach with round rocks to the pretty houses!

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