Masjid Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

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  • The confluence of the Gombok and Klang Rivers.
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  • The confluence of the Gombok and Klang Rivers.
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    The Jamek Mosque

    by Zirpsis Updated Jul 22, 2015

    This is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur and was built in the colonial era. It is a wonderful calm place in the middle of a busy city. It is also a place of worship so don't visit on a friday unless you intend to pray. Please remember you should take off your shoes and cover your legs and shoulders when entering the mosque to be dressed appropriately.

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    Jamek Mosque

    by antistar Updated Jun 25, 2015

    Many of Kuala Lumpur's older buildings look like they have been plucked straight out of Mughal India, the Jamek Mosque in particular. Even though it was designed by a British architect in 1909, with its onion domes and minarets it looks like a flatter version of the Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, built over two hundred years earlier. Now replaced by the National Mosque, this once was the main religious building in the city, and remains one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Majestic!

    by crisgastardo Written Oct 2, 2014

    Sighting this majestic mosque during sundown is highly recommended. At dusk, the illumination inside and around the mosque emphasized its glam and picturesque character. Getting in and around the mosque is easy and not restricted. Just keep calm and quiet not to disturb the 6 o'clock prayer.

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    The confluence.

    by IreneMcKay Written Feb 15, 2014

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    I've read that Kuala Lumpur began life at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers when some Chinese tin miners settled there. This time we found the confluence behind Masjid Jamek and the old colonial heart of KL.

    The confluence of the Gombok and Klang Rivers. The confluence of the Gombok and Klang Rivers. The confluence of the Gombok and Klang Rivers.
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    The muddy confluence

    by Airpunk Written Jan 31, 2011

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    Kuala Lumpur was founded on the confluence of River Klang and River Gombak. This confluence gave Kuala Lumpur its name as it means “muddy confluence” in Bahasa Melayu. Today, there is still a muddy confluence, but the muddyness comes rather from the dirty water than from the minerals and mud found upstream. Anyway, it is the nucleus of the city and most of Kuala Lumpur's oldest buildings are located very close to it. This includes the Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek), the railway station and railway administration building as well as the buildings around Merdeka Square.

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    Masjid Jamek

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010

    Located at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers, this delightful mosque, known in English as the Friday Mosque, is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur when the Sultan of Selangor officially opened it on 23rd December 1909. Another AB Hubbock architectural wonder it features cupolas and minarets that top the brick walls. The prayer hall is surmounted by three domes. The central dome is 21m (70 ft) high. The prayer hall opens out into a walled sahn or courtyard which is now covered over. At the corners are two red-and-white striped minarets which are 26.8m (88 ft) high.

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    Masjid Jamek Mosque

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and has a Moorish architecture.

    Please be respectful by taking off your shoes before entering and also remember to dress appropriately with modesty.

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    PLACES FOR WORSHIPERS

    by ancient_traveler Written Apr 4, 2008

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    HOLY ROSARY CHURCH 10, Jalan Tun Sambanathan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur
    03-22742747
    www.rc.net/kualalumpur/holyrosary/
    email: rosarykl@tm.net.my

    MASJID JAMEK is situated, where both rivers the Sungei Klang and the Sungei Gombak meet. Right at this very place has the history of Kuala Lumpur started. This is the very spot for Kuala Lumpur's history, where the early settlers of Kuala Lumpur built their shacks.

    SRI MAHAMARIAMMAN TEMPLE is the oldest and richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar (formerly High Street).

    HOLY ROSARY CHURCH MASJID JAMEK SRI MAHAMARIAMMAN TEMPLE, Kualalumpur 2002
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    Jamek Mosque ( Masjid Jamek )

    by cs_zee Written Oct 24, 2007

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    Located at the convergence of the Klang and Gombak rivers is the stately Masjid Jamek, one of the oldest mosques in the city since its construction in 1909. Inspired by the Mogul mosque in North India, this building's notable features are three elegant domes which dominated the KL skyline long before the popularity of skyscrapers.

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    masjid jamek -lovely mosque in KL

    by renata77 Written Oct 15, 2006

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    the easiest way to get there is to take star LRT to masjid jamek.
    it is very picturesque , set in a grove of palm trees.,with pink brick walls and arched colonnades.the mosque was designed by Hubbock and adapted from a moghul mosque in north india.
    a dress code is strict :-) remove your shoes and you will need a robe and a scarf to cover yourself.
    it is provided free of charge by the entrance.

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    Jamek Mosque

    by Animas Written Aug 31, 2006

    HH Sultan of Selangor officially opened Jamek Mosque on 23 December 1909 in the presence of a large group of Malays from all over the state.The design was inspired by Mogul mosques in North India. Cupolas and minarets top the brick walls and arched colonnades. Three domes surmount the preyer hall : the central dome is 21.3 m. high and is flanked by two lower domes. The prayer hall opens out onto a walled 'sahn' ( courtyard ) , which has now been covered over. At the corners are two red and white striped minarets 26.8 m. high , identical in design with 'chatris' ( umbrella-shaped cupolas , usually domed and open-side ) on the top. A large number of small chatris top the entrances and corners of the Mosque.
    Open daily : 8.00am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-6.00pm
    You can borrow scarf if you dont have it with you --- it need to wear when you go in to the mosque.

    Masjid Jamek The prayer hall At the gate

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    Admire the Friday Mosque.

    by DanielF Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    This is where it all begun; The Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek) is one of the city's oldest buildings and stands at this muddy confluence (that is what we were told that Kuala Lumpur means in Malay) where the British established a tin mining settlement in the XIX century. This would become a few decades later one of South East Asia largest and most modern cities.

    Nowadays, the Friday Mosque looks insignificant and a bit out of place among the jungle of buildings that has grown around it, but with its exotic onion domes, it still makes a beautiful sight in the centre of Kuala Lumpur.

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    KL's oldest mosque: Masjid Jamek

    by idy Written Aug 3, 2005

    The mosque was built in 1909 and features graceful arches and domes, creating a startling contrast against the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers.

    Located where the Klang and Gombak Rivers meet, the mosque is open to the public. However, visitors must be appropriately attired, especially the ladies.

    A gem in the city

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    Masjid Jamek

    by l_joo Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    Visitors might want to take photos of this Muddy Estuary of city origin. There are many ways you can try, apparently there are some hig rise buildings surrounding this river, so you can actually ask permission from the guards before you go up, to snap.

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    Masjid Jamek

    by l_joo Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    Look at the river at left and right of this picture, its two rivers coming from two directions and they joined to form a Y-shape, that, was the famous Muddy Estuary but we seldom use the English version, more on the local Malay version of Kuala Lumpur.

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