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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 #6 of 24 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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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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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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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The first mosque I have ever been to in my life, it's very peaceful and beautiful. Tourist were not allowed to come inside so we won't disturb the peace.

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KL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I like this mosque very cozy, villages....nice scenery.....seaview n near the JB ZOO. The arthictecual on mosque is amazing......

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AHMEDNAGAR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

its a grand mosque infront of a huge garden and near the bay. Its on the way of Tune Hotel. The mosque is on a heel n looks magnificient .

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great historical place to visit & take photo. Located on hill with Teberau Straits & Singapore view, just next to JB Zoo

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were advised to visit the mosque but found when we arrived nobody seemed to want to help us and although the stallholders outside told us we could go in, nobody seemed to want to allow us access. I understand as a female that entering certain areas of a mosque is not always acceptable and even when it is, there's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

a very calm and great place to pray. the old but well maintained buildings are one of its own. hope to visit it everyday!

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were made to feel very unwelcome and the only place in Johor where some refused to even speak to us. You can't go in either.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Dear Traveller, if you are traveling overseas, its good to visit the religious or spiritual places to get a better understanding of the religio-cultural aspect of the place. If you happen to visit Johor Bahru, do stop by Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and see how the Muslims pray and appreciate the architecture of the mosque by the Father of Modern... More

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