Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Johor Bahru
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque stands watchfully over the city of Johor Bahru. Built between 1892 and 1900, the Victorian-style mosque is elegant, representing a unique blend of architectural styles with a strong western flair. The minarets are said to be a nod to the style of British watchtowers, and the mix of architectural styles are decidedly Arabian in design. The mosque can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers and welcomes both muslims and nonmuslims. Be sure to dress respectfully; you will be denied entry otherwise. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque by using our Johor Bahru online travel route planner .
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  • Built by Sultan Abu Bakar in the late 1800. Unfortunately he didn’t live to see the completion of the mosque. The uniqueness of this mosque is that the ceiling is made from egg shells. It’s a beautifu...  more »
  • The mosque is covered under reconstruction in April 2019. Don't know when it will reopen. Some pictures are possible from the outside.  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit..nice architecture of 1890. From the mosque you can enjoy panoramic view of nearby area. However currently renovation work is going on. So inside entry is not allowed. However I feel lucky as the construction workers are speaking same language and they are kind enough to allow me to visit the gorgeous inside of the mosque.
  • The construction is still on-going but I've taken a glimpse of its scale and beautiful outer architecture. It's so big! Still worth a journey because I'm on the way to the botanic garden anyway.
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