Official Name : Masjid Jami’ Air Tiris / Pekan Usang
Other : Masojuik Jami’ Aio Tirih/Masojuik Pokan Usang (locals dialect)
Location : Desa Tanjung Berulak, Pasar Usang, Kampar, Riau
( 13 kms from Kampar’s capital: Bangkinang; 52 kms from Riau’s capital: Pekanbaru)
Province : Riau – Indonesia
Build : 1901 as initiated by local ulema Engku Muda Songkal (Ongku Mudo Songkal) and Ninik-Mamak Nan XII (Ninik Mamak Nan Duo Boleh)
The gate that welcomes us, instantly reminding that we are in the Negeri Kampar..the buffalo root says it all…
Style : Could’ve been inspired by the Masjid Agung Demak in Java (left-top) of which also evidence in Masjid Kampung Laut, Kelantan in Malay Peninsula (right-top). But this style also could be found in the region as seen in Masjid Jamik Bingkudu, Candung, Agam of neighbouring West Sumatra (Minangkabau) (right-bottom) and even in its nearest Rumbio district -also in Kampar, Riau- in the style of the colorful Masjid Jamik Pulau Payuong (left-bottom).
Three tiers root
inside the masjid
the ‘tangga’ -the entry into Panggung (rooted) style Masjid-
Water to get ‘wudlu’ before entering Masjid
The centerpoint of Air Tiris village, Kampar, Riau..monument emphasize it!!
Simply classic Kampar…
Photo credits : tengkudini.com ; jomwalkabout.blogspot.com and various source