Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru

#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Johor Bahru
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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  • This is a beautiful building with a mix of Victorian and Malay architecture and resembles the Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim in Muar. The minarets are shaped like Colonial era clock towers and the...  more »
  • Wasn't allowed in because I'm obviously not a Muslim. Hostile stares from everyone and the "security man" shooed me out even though I don't think he was there in an official capacity. All in all a...  more »
  • 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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