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Melaka Straits Mosque - Building on Sand and Sea

 ( Not Rated ) , By BeED Author   -  Science Lower Secondary (Core Content)

  0.5 hour(s)
   21   0   0
  Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Not Required
  8.88 MB

Course Info

About this Place Of Interest

Perched upon the shores of the man-made island of Pulau Melaka, the Melaka Straits Mosque gives the illusion of floating when the tide is high. It is an exotic blend of different architectural styles, with a Middle Eastern style central dome, four turrets topped with Malaysian style roofs, stained glass windows and a minaret that doubles as a lighthouse.

About this Learning Experience

In this Learning Experience, learn about the force and pressure exerted by objects, and how this is applied to the construction of buildings on soft, unstable land such as sand and soil. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Secondary 1 and above. Note that external links require an internet connection and can be further explored at home. Modest dress is also required to enter the mosque. Robes and headscarves are available for rent near the entrance free of charge.

Syllabus Content

  • Pressure
  • - Pressure = Force/Area

Resources Needed


Melaka Straits Mosque, Malacca, Malaysia

Masjid Selat Melaka, Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, Pulau Melaka, Kampung Bandar Hilir, Melaka, 75000


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