National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

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    Giant Umbrella

    by city_guy Updated Jan 21, 2004

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    Former National Mosque at night


    Ok, it's like this: If you're into Mosques, then you would want to go see our former national mosque in the city. But this time it's all renovated and lighted up. So a night visit would be lovely just like it is in the picture.

    If I were to discribe the history on it, It'll be at least 3478 words. I'm pretty sure most of you know what a mosque is used for but if you so desire for more info on this one here, please drop me an email and I'll send you the info.

    Located next to the old Railway Station and Railway Administration building, this is a short walk from the Chinatown area.

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    Masjid Jame

    by far4uu2 Written Jan 9, 2004

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    The mosque, which dates from 1908, is the oldest in the city. It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubbock, an architectural assistant in the Public Works and Survey Department, who was intrigued and inspired by the Mogul architecture of India.

    This Moorish mosque rests on the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, the birth-place of Kuala Lumpur. This is the very spot where the first settlers of Kuala Lumpur built their shacks.

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    by yen_2 Written Jul 27, 2003

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    See that umbrella like dome?

    They say, most of the people when they get there have their own umbrellas because of the heat. so, they build a very big unbrella like dome instead a round one.

    This boldly modern Mosque is located near the railway station. Its roof, designed in the shape of an eighteen-pointed star, has the appearance of a partly opened umbrella roof. The mosque was completed around 1960's, and it is situated among five acres (13 hectares) of beautiful gardens. Visitors are required to remove their shoes. Special robes are provided if you are not appropriately attired.

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    The National Mosque.(Masjid Negara).

    by DunaKal Written Jul 9, 2003

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    National Mosque

    This current National mosque was bulit in 1965,it has blue dome with star-shaped with 18 points, one for each of Malaysia's 13 stated and the 5 pillars of Islam.Another 48 smaller domes emulate the great mosque in Makkah.

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    National Mosque - Masjid Negara

    by arikde Written May 30, 2003
    Masjid Negara with its standout blue dome

    The boldly modern National Mosque is located near the railway station, along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. Its roof, designed in the shape of an eighteen-pointed star, has the appearance of a partly opened umbrella roof. The mosque was completed in 1965, and it is situated among five acres (13 hectares) of beautiful gardens. Visitors are required to remove their shoes. Special robes are provided if you are not appropriately attired.

    This is a great place to visit after having checked out the old train station ... DEFINITELY go in ... its one of the best mosque designes I have seen in Eastern Asia.

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    National Mosque

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 12, 2003

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    National Mosque

    Malaysia is a Muslim country so I felt an obligation to visit the National Mosque as it is the centre of Islam in the country.
    I am not a Muslim so there was no religious significance for me but it was fairly interesting all the same.
    The roof, designed in the shape of an eighteen-pointed star, looks like a partially opened umbrella.
    Appropriate clothing is required but is available to borrow if you are not suitably attired.

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    Masjid Negara

    by cheekymarieh Written Jan 1, 2003

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    The mosque lies in some vast gardens and is said to be one the largest in Asia. It’s design is based upon the Grand Mosque in Mecca with 48 small domes and the main dome which symbolises the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia. As with all mosques you are required to take off your shoes (and cover your head if you’re a woman). Make sure you are suitably dressed if you want to go inside.

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    Masjid Negara

    by rebibi Written Nov 28, 2002

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    The very big National Mosque. We were there at the wrong time. You are not allowed to go inside while people are praying.
    This Mosque is also pretty from outside.
    Don't forget to wear long trousers and cover your shoulders.

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    The National Mosque

    by Libs Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    As I said, KL is a city of great faith, that faith being Islam. Actually it's somewhat hard to tell how much the muslim practices one observes are faith and how much they are tradition. But in anycase, the center of this faith or tradition in KL and I suppose in Malaysia is the National Mosque. I don't know, you can just sorta feel it...

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    Stroll by the King Faisal...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Stroll by the King Faisal Mosque, which is, I think, the largest in the country. Built with money given to the country by Saudi King Faisal, it is both austere and very, very modern.

    Photo: A backdrop of storm clouds frame the King Faisal Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.

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    the big mosque

    by Hui-Hui Updated Apr 2, 2007

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    national mosque

    It was built in 1965 as the biggest mosque in KL. (It can contain 20,000 people) The design is very modern and different from the classic.

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    Star-shaped Mosque

    by pres_16 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    A famous mosque in KL for its unique stylized star-shape dome representing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.

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    National Mosque

    by kinjalnz15 Written Nov 2, 2006
    Masjid Negara

    National Mosque is on the way to old railway station. It was completed in 1965 at cost of RM10 million. Inside the mosque there's a libary prayer hall, itd design is like open umberalla.

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    National Mosque, KL

    by Nit_4 Written Sep 8, 2004
    Peaceful elegance inside the mosque

    This uniquely designed mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. The national mosque serves as the principal mosque for the city dwellers.

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    The State Mosque

    by victorwkf Written Sep 7, 2002

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    You should visit the State Mosque to see it's beautiful and majestic structure. This is one of the historical & must see attraction in Kuala Lumpur.

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