sultan abu bakar mosque
The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia, with its amazing combination of Western neo-classical and Islamic architecture.
This mosque can accommodate about 2,000 worshippers at any one time. The mosque is strategically located on top of a hill on Jalan Abu Bakar, overlooking the Straits of Tebrau.
Sultan Abu Bakar mosque was named after the late Sultan Abu Bakar, the "Father of Modern Johor", who laid the foundation stone in 1892. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1900, a few years after his death. Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities.
How to Reach there:
Malaysia Airlines (Tel: 1 300 88 300) provides several daily flights to Johor Bahru. Optionally you can also use AirAsia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933) which provides daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (Tel: 03-2267 1200) provides several train passages daily to Johor Bahru.
Johor Bahru is linked to major cities in the north, including Kuala Lumpur, by the North-South Expressway (NSE). Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is easily accessible from Jalan Abu Bakar.
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