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Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

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Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely...

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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Great Heritage Building on Hill Top

The building is very large, spacious, cool, however one has to walk down steps of staircase to the rest room and wudhu area. Clean drinking water is provided at several places... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2017
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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful building this is,but how does it get so run down. I would of thought such a tourist attraction would be kept pristine at all times. To have to close it completely for renovation seems a terrible waste of a great tourist resource in a town crying out for attractions.We also went to nearby Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum,where the... More 

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Thank William J
Nasushiobara, Japan
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

When I was there, the mosque was undergoing refurbishment works, so I could not visit the inside. The outside was nice, thanks also to the gorgeous weather

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Malaysia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The building is very large, spacious, cool, however one has to walk down steps of staircase to the rest room and wudhu area. Clean drinking water is provided at several places, most welcome by many. Events are organised throughout the year. It is also nearby to the Zoo Johor, Danga Bay, City Centre, and many landmarks. We can see nearby... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Nice palace n good place for us to get to know more about our sultan Johor. Can see where is the sultan installation process being carried out

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Thank sansancheng
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Lovely grand mosque. was undergoing some renovations when we got there but you would definitely appreciate the architecture for this place of worship

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Thank DrHameed
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

This mosque is lovely and set in a beautiful park-like location overlooking the Straight of Johor right over to Singpaore. We didn't enter the mosque itself but there was lots of parking so we parked and walked all around on the outside. It was very pleasant and with lovely views.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

This white and huge mosque located in a hill overlooking the Straits of Johor, is a must visit for those who appreciate the aesthetics value of the old colonial English Victorian architecture. Also due to the spacious parking and praying area (accommodate 2000 pax) those that travel with cars and family will be much more comfortable to pray or even... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The mosque located on top of a hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor. The mosque is named for Sultan Abu Bakar, the father of Sultan Ibrahim who ordered its construction. The mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers at any one time

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Very huge mosque with historical aspect , easy parking, clean, friendly staff, easy access near by Johore Zoo

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Thank mike1267
Kuala Lumpur
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Must visit and pray here for Muslim. The architecture is so amazing . The mosque is near to Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru and Muzium Diraja Johor..

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