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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 7 223 4935; 224 9960 (Tourist Department of Johor)
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Johor Bahru
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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.

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Makati, Philippines
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The mosque is an architectural gem from the Colonial era standing on a hillside,overlooking the Straits. It is something not to be missed when in Johor.

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Okinawa, Japan
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I took the half day tour from Singapore to Johor, Malaysia. The main religion practiced in Malaysia is Islam and the tour included a stop at the Mosque. It happened to be a prayer day and the grounds were set up to meet the needs of the membership. The Mosque itself sets on a hill with an amazing view of... More 

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Caceres, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It has a nive view from the Mosque, and all is quiet and relaxing. People is warm, and you can talk there and ask about the place.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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91 helpful votes 91 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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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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99 helpful votes 99 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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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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