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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
+60 7 223 4935; 224 9960 (Tourist Department of Johor)
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Johor Bahru
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can... more » Owner description: Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. « less
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

1) It is located at a hill-top after the Zoo 2) Easy to find as it is guided by a lot of signage 3) Colonial and old Islamic architecture which is very beautiful 4) The ablution area located downstairs from the main praying hall (for muslim travellers) 5) I don't see any information counter to guide tourist to go around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited as part of a day trip. The views and architecture made it a worthwhile stop. Interesting history to the place - would have been nice to go inside but respect the beliefs.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The mosque is one of the most arresting architectural sights in JB City. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia and is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities. Because it sits on top of a hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor, the panorama from the place is breathtaking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Was beautiful but wasn't allowed to go inside! Which was disappointing, not sure why. But I wish I had known that before got there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Facade of colonial and Arabic designs, beautiful white marble tiles and a manifestations of majestic and grand building. However, the ablutions and toilets area is inaccessible by the old and helpless, way to low and high for the steps are too many to climb. Management should consider a more feasible ways around.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very neat and clean huge mosque with full of positive vibrations , very pleasant and peaceful place , must visit for all age groups . Peacefully yours... S M Bega Raaj .

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you were keen into building this mosque is so nice... its give me a peaceful atmosphere with its architecture and surroundings

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I am one of those Singaporeans who frequents Johore Bahru for cheap shopping, makanan (food) and pump petrol. One day, I decided to take the opportunity to visit all the attractions In JB and one of them was this Sultan Abu Bakar mosque. A great mosque indeed as the architectural design was unique. I particularly like the quiet and serene... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

OK here it is - if you book yourself a half day tour to Johor Bahru from Singapore you'll effectively be taken from shopping stop to shopping stop. In amongst all that however you'll probably also be brought here and it isn't a break diversion from the retail therapy. The mosque is pleasant enough on its own though no masterpiece... More

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Singapore
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. My friend brought me there on a very sunny day. I can't remember due to some reason we only can visit outside the mosque. So we just look at the architectural... More

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