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Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Johor Bahru attractions like Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Johor Bahru

The main cluster of accommodations in Johor Bahru hugs the area around Woodlands Crossing and the border with Singapore. Here you can find chain hotels offering comfortable rooms at fairly average to pricey rates. Elsewhere in the city, expect simple hotels at lower prices along Lebuhraya Tebrau and the surrounding side streets. Economical backpacker hostels remain scattered across the city center and other districts.
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  • Its really sad to see such a beautiful Masjid closed for renovation for period of 2 years. The masjid is still open for visitors but only the outside part. The inside is closed and unfortunately you d...  more »
  • This mosque is beautiful from the outside. The landmark for Johor Bahru. Still closed for renovations. You can pray in front of the main mosque.  more »
  • What a beautiful building this is,but how does it get so run down. I would of thought such a tourist attraction would be kept pristine at all times. To have to close it completely for renovation seems...  more »