Month: September 2021

Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah

Machap Old Mosque

Historical Background: Jailani Mendik Masap or Datuk Macap was a nobleman and a trader from Makassar, Indonesia who was involved in the trade business during the era of the Melaka Sultanate. Datuk Macap also aided the Sultan of Melaka when the Portuguese attacked in 1511, resulting in him and his followers being hunted. Datuk Macap, …

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Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah

Datuk Tua Megalith

Historical Background: Megaliths refer to large granite stones that are cut and transformed into monuments that vary in shapes and sizes according to cultures. Megaliths can be found in many countries with varying styles and serves different cultural purposes. Some locals describe megaliths as ‘living stones’ as they are believed to gradually grow in size …

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