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. 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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  • Closed, guarded, lots of signs saying keep away.... Seems nice from out side... But.... Another unatraction from Johor bharu... I asked around, everyone shake the shoulder and say , cannot visiting......  more »
  • Excellent mosque! If you visit the mosque, please do drop by to the Istana Besar. Both are worth the trip  more »
  • Was a beautiful mosque, was undergoing renovations on the white walls blue roof very fashionable. Was built on the Hill, see Singapore right there on the other side of the sea and wonderful views. Guide it in according to the instructions in the refurbishment of the blue roof tiles is using Japan roof tile. Just bought a painting from the old man in front of the entrance, but printed on a little piled up paint look... well, good buy and regret.
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  • Beautiful and historic architecture. A must visit spot while you're in Johor Bahru. Unfortunately the main structure is currently under major renovation and repair works. Will definitely visit again once the major repair works completed.
  • ....we were out on a one day city tour of nearby Malaysia coming in from Singapore and this happened to be one of the sights you get taking to just to see and take photos, not even sure if they allow you to go in and look around! But its was once again something new and another photo for my collection and a tick next to this impressive iconic land mark here in Johor Bahru. .....
  • One of the historic and biggest masjid in Johor Bahru. New architecture is very beautiful and outside is so peaceful sights. It can accommodate hundreds of worshippers and ladies prayer area is seperate. Parking is spacious. If you visit any masjid, please donate generously for the development and to run the expenses. It's sadqa e jariah (on going charity) even after death.
  • Historical and majestic, beautiful architecture and location.
  • Beautiful and well maintained mosque.... great architecture.... clean.... basically the highlight of my solo day trip here in Johor Bahru....

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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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