Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Bahru
Johor's state mosque is possibly its finest building - a gleaming white blend of Victorian English and Islamic architecture that overlooks the straits to Singapore. It sits atop a small hill allowing you to catch a wisp of a breeze as you admire the building and the view. You are free to wander the grounds, and you should definitely head around the back for the views of Singapore.
Yes, the museum has lots of the sultan's treasures, but it was nice to find there, in a great mixture of artifacts, a popular musical instrument from my small country, in the other side of the world.
The instrument is called Adufe, and it is used only in popular music in the northeast part of Portugal.
The collection? Interesting but not remarkable.
The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is a combination of English and Moorish architecture and is situated on a hill overlooking the Straits of Johor.
Admission is free and the visiting hours are 10:00 - 18:00 from Saturday - Thursday except during congregational prayers.
In front of Johor Zoo lies the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque. We were not allowed to enter the mosque but we were still able to take photos of the mosque's external architecture and its garden.
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is the architectural pride of Johor. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia.
Since it's on top of the 'hill' the view of the Johor straits is so nice to see and take photos of.
The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia, with its amazing combination of Western neo-classical and Islamic architecture... The mosque can accommodate about 2,000 worshippers at any one time... The mosque is strategically located on top of a hill on Jalan Abu Bakar, overlooking the Straits of Tebrau...
Sultan Abu Bakar mosque was named after the late Sultan Abu Bakar, the "Father of Modern Johor", who laid the foundation stone in 1892... Construction of the mosque was completed in 1900, a few years after his death... Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities...
This beautiful blue top mosque named after the founder of modern Johor, Sultan Abu Bakar, is resplendent and located of a small hill overlooking the Tebrau Strait across towards Singapore.
When you drive in the western direction out of JB downtown along the seacoast, you will suddenly see this State Mosque on your right. You can park inside to take a photograph. The architecture style is grandeur and four Moorish style towers at the four corners.
On Friday, it will be busy during prayers time.
The beautiful, blue-roofed Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque was built from 1892 to 1900 and can hold 2,000 people. Its unique combination of Western/Victorian and Malay Islamic styles make it one of the most beautiful mosques in Asia. The Mosque stands on Jalan Abu Bakar hill overlooking the nearby straits and was named for the "Father of Modern Johor," Sultan Abu Bakar.
The mosque in opening daily from 10 am to 6 pm but is closed to tourists on Fridays, with free admission.
While on our half day tour of Johor Bahru we stopped at this impressive building. Although unable to go inside we were able to walk all around the outside. It was built by Sultan Abu Bakar who, by all reports, was rather taken with England's Queen Victoria, hence the similarities with English castles.
If you wander around to the other side of the building it's a lovely spot to sit for awhile and realise that you can see Singapore across the causeway.
This mosque, said to be the most beautiful in Malaysia, was completed in 1900, a few years after the death of the Sultan. Taking 8 years to construct, the mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. It is located on spacious grounds not far from the Istana Besar overlooking the Tebrau Straits.
Masjid means a mosque. This century-old mosque is said to be one of the most beautiful in Malaysia and is the biggest mosque in Johor Bahru. It was completed in 1900, a few years after the death of the Sultan it is named after. It look eight years to build and can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. It is located on spacious grounds overlooking the Straits of Johor and Singapore.
Remember to observe the rules if you are going to enter the mosque. Before entering, remove your shoes - either leave it at the steps or hold it with your hands. Women gotta be all covered. And there are sections for men and women. Check out the strict rules before entering in order not to offend.
This is JB's most beautiful mosque and is a cross between Malay and western styles. It was built in 1893 and sits on a hill overlooking the Straits of Johor.