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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  • Had my first chance to visit this auspicious, peaceful and tranquility white historical mosque. It gave us an inner feeling of shangrila type of eco-environment.  more »
  • I went to johor bahru because it is a sightseeing spot. It was stylish in the architecture of the Western style. There were a few people praying.
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  • A short distance by grab from the Hilton Hotel. There was almost no shadow at the time of the visit, and the silence of the mosque. I was hesitant to visit the inside, but I could see the scenery inside in the eaves. You can see the strait from the garden, and just looking at the building makes me feel calm.
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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.
  • The place is under renovation, so you won’t be able to see anything nor take some nice pictures. We spent good hour to walk there in hopes to see beautiful architecture but totally get disappointed once we arrived there. All around the area is big fence which doesn’t allow you to enjoy any view.
  • Its always one of my most cercene and peaceful place to be. I must perform my Friday prayer here this time after over 50 years leaving JB.
  • This Attraction Is Closed Temporarily For Repair Works
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