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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE - Perak, Kedah, Penang & Perlis

 
 

PERAK

 

Ubudiah Mosque

 

Northwards from Selangor lies the state of Perak. There are a number of mosques within the vicinity of its capital city, Ipoh. The State Mosque is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. An outstanding feature here is its minaret that rises 38 metres above the mosaic domes. There is also the Indian Muslim Mosque, which serves as the main mosque for the Indian-Muslim community. It is commonly known as the ?Town Padang Mosque?. Built in 1908, the mosque has unique arches, a result of the influence from the ?Chitya Indian? and Moghul-style architecture. Nearby is the Pakistani Mosque. Take a trip to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where one of the most beautiful historical landmarks, the Ubudiah Mosque, is situated. Its magnificent golden domes and minarets are hallmarks of classical Islamic architecture. Though its construction commenced in 1913, the mosque was only opened in 1917. The construction was said to have been interrupted when wild elephants ruined the imported tile floorings.

 
 
 

PULAU PINANG / PENANG

 
Acheen Street Malay Mosque Penang State Mosque Kapitan Keling Mosque
 

Hailed as ?the Pearl of the Orient?, the beautiful island resort of Penang is known for a myriad of attractions. Home to a m?ange of cultures, Penang beckons visitors with a number of mosques that are unique and interesting. The mosques here exhibit various design elements, owing to the influence of Muslim merchants from Java, India and Pakistan. An example of such mosque is the Acheen Street Malay Mosque, also known as Masjid Melayu. The mosque traces its origins to 1792 when its founder Tengku Syed Hussain Aidid, a member of the royal family of Acheh, settled in Penang. The architecture of the mosque incorporates and reflects the various communities in Penang ? the Achehnese, Anglo-Indian and Chinese. Special features include its octahedral pagoda shaped minaret and the swallow-tailed roof. In 1999, the mosque received the ?Restoration and Preservation Award? from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education in recognition of its extensive restoration works.

 

Built in 1801, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is the state?s oldest. Located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, the mosque features an ochre-coloured fac?e and a dome-shaped minaret reflecting the Moorish Islamic influence. It was named after the Indian Muslim merchant, the Kapitan Keling (headman) Caudeer Mohudeen. The elegant, modern Penang State Mosque took four years to be built, before its completion in 1980. It features a concentric ring of reinforced concrete ribs. Crowning the top is a golden onion-shaped dome. The mosque is located at the junction of Jalan Air Itam and Green Lane.

 

Visitors to Penang should not miss a trip to Tanjung Bungah, one of the most scenic beaches on the island. A special attraction here is the Floating Mosque which was completed in 2005. Built on concrete stilts with foundations reaching the sea bed, the mosque is acclaimed as Malaysia?s first floating mosque situated by the sea. It showcases a beautifully designed exterior as well as a stunning interior, with stained glass and carved motifs lining the interior walls and ceilings. The main dome of the mosque measures around 28 metres. The mosque boasts a seven-storey minaret and an open space for people to enjoy the view of the sunset and the open sea.

 
 
 

KEDAH

 

Zahir Mosque

 

The Zahir Mosque in Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah, is truly a resplendent sight. It was voted as one of the world?s top 10 most beautiful mosques some years ago. Built in 1912 and officially opened in 1915 by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kedah, this mosque has the distinction of being one of the oldest in the country. It has a grand black dome, and five smaller domes that represent the five pillars of Islam. The architecture of this mosque resembles mosques in Langkat, North Sumatera. Masjid Zahir is situated a stone?s throw from places of interest such as the Big Clock Building and Balai Nobat.

 

Standing impressively beside the Souq Albukhary shopping mall in Alor Setar is the Albukhary Mosque. Its design is inspired by a number of prominent mosques in the Middle East. The minaret is modelled after the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah while its mihrab reflects Iranian design elements found during the era of Sheikh Abu Samad. Bold geometric patterns in pleasant hues of blue and white render the Albukhary Mosque an irresistible appeal. The mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers at one time.

 
 
 

PERLIS

 

Alwi Mosque

 

In Perlis, Malaysia?s northernmost state, two of the most visited mosques are the Alwi Mosque in Kangar and the Arau Mosque in Arau. The Alwi Mosque was built in 1910. This former state mosque has a classic design and affords very interesting views. The architecture of the Arau Mosque is also impressive and eye-catching. The mosque can accommodate up to 7,000 people for prayers.

 
 
 
 

Perak, Kedah, Penang & Perlis

MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE

PLACES OF WORSHIP