Ubudiah Mosque, Kuala Kangsar

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  • The architecture of this Mosque is impressive and beautiful yet Majestic from far. Beauty of Kuala Kangsar  more »
  • Breathtaking. Beautiful. It IS one of the most amazing designs I have seen in Malaysia. Worth taking a trip to see it personally. We were there on a Saturday afternoon so parking was difficult. We par...  more »
  • Really beautiful architecture in a beautiful location. Well worth a visit. I would also recommend making your way to the other side of the river so that you can see it in the context of the palace and...  more »
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  • Very historic & famous Masjid (Mosque) in Malaysia... Feel like being in Sultan Palace when visit & performing Solat... 👍👍😎👍👍
  • " It’s not about being noticed by others, or being remembered by loved ones. It’s all about being loved by Allah so remember Allah " Royal Mosque of Kuala Kangsar Built: 1917 - Architect: AB Hubback (PWD) - Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic   The public information plaque at the Ubudiah Mosque reads as follows: ‘Ubudiah’ means ‘to surrender oneself to Allah the Almighty’. In 1911, while convalescing in Port Dickson from an illness, Sultan Idris Murshidul ‘adzam Shah, the 28th Sultan of Perak, made a vow to build a mosque at Bukit Chandan Kuala Kangsar should he recover. After recuperating and upon his return to Kuala Kangsar, His Royal Highness instructed Colonel Huxley of the Public Works Department, Kuala Lumpur to prepare a design for the mosque. Mr Hubback, the architect subsequently appointed for the job, adopted Moorish architecture in his design and Mr Caulfield, the Perak State Engineer, assumed responsibility for its construction. Work began in Septemebr 1913 but was delayed because the original marbles, which were imported from Italy, were damaged in a fight between two elephants, at the site. The mosque was evenetually completed in 1917 at a cost of $189,000.00 (Malayan Dollars) but sadly Sultan Idris did not live to see its completion, having passed away in 1916. In 1993, the State Public Works Department was given the task of increasing the capacity of the mosque. This was done by building extensions at the sides and staff rooms and wash rooms were also added at the back. It took 2 years at a cost of RM 2.9 million. Throughout construction, all precautions were taken to pereserve the Moorish character of the building and upon completion the mosque could accommodate 2,300 worshippers at any one time. In 2002, His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah, the 34th Ruler of Perak, instructed State Government to restore this mosque to its rightful glory. Under the stewardship of the State Public Works Department Director, Dato’ Ir. I Dorairajoo, a design was prepared by the State Chief Architect, Mr Shamsuri bin Moahmed while the Deputy Director, Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman, was assigned responsibility for its construction.   From the very beginning great care was taken to preserve the majesty and uniqueness of its Moorish architecture. Apart from restoration works to the whole building, the Prayer Hall was completely refurbished, air-conditioning was installed and its ceiling intricately reconstructed by a group of craftsmen specially commissioned form Uzbekistan. A new concrete yard was laid around the mosque and its surroundings re-landscaped, taking care that all elements complemented each other harmoniously. These works involved 9 different contractors and was completed in 3 months at a cost of RM 4.8 million, just in time for His Royal Highness’ 75th birthday on the 19th April 2003. It is the fervent hope of everyone involved in its construction and rehabilitation that the beauty and grandeur of this mosque will be preserved forever for posterity.
  • Very nice place and calm.
  • Beautiful mosque surrounded by traditional malay houses.Great place to visit.
  • Peaceful place to perform ur solah.

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