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“Beautiful mosque!”

The Floating Mosque
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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“Beautiful mosque!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit the floating mosque right on prayer time (we are Muslim). After praying we explores and took photos of the gorgeous views . Pretty place for a short stop off for people of all religions. Feel very lucky to have visited there

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“The Floating Mosque”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Excellent place to visit. It's a place of religious worship.It's beside the sea. Easy access by bus 101 from Komtar. Bus stops right in front of the mosque. Free parking available. There are food stalls out side the mosque premises.

Visited December 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Beautiful Mosque”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is beautiful. Just sad that the beach are can get rather dirty and smells at low tide. Maybe the counsel people should do something about it. And get it seen to. And gather the community to try and clean it once a week. When going in one must cover their head, and no skirts, short pants should go in.

Visited January 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Built over the water”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

It would be best to visit this mosque outside of prayer times. The car park was empty when we came at 2pm, as was the mosque. Despite the low tide, the setting of this mosque was very beautiful, overlooking the sand and sea. The building sports a large dome with a dazzling pattern on the ceiling, to match the carpet pattern underneath (see my photos).

As a non-Muslim it always feels a bit uncomfortable entering a mosque, and needless to say, more so for my wife, who although she came prepared with the head gear, was forbidden to enter the main prayer hall. There is a separate section for women, as indicated by the signage. Having said that, we were not approached and were left free to wander the premises at will, which I did. It’s seems they are not used to receiving tourists here.

The mosque is located at the beginning of the ascent up the mountain heading towards Batu Ferringhi from Georgetown. If you’re on your way to either town it would be worth a stop-over to visit this mosque. The 101 bus goes right by. There are some food stalls out front, and bathroom facilities inside.

Visited October 2013
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