Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque Arthur
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Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru

Being a Johor’s state mosque, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900 under the patronage of Sultan Abu Bakar. The architectural style of the mosque follows the Victorian English architectural designs in which most of minarets of the 19th century were built.

The building of the mosque includes elements of Moorish architecture but also retains minor Malay influence. The anglophile influence can be further observed not just on Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque but also on the other monuments that were constructed during the time.

Side Entrance

Main Prayer Hall

You can enter the mosque even if you are not a Muslim. There are certain restrictions on clothing before you enter the mosque. The clothing must be decent which is held as sign of respect to the shrine. There is yet another condition for entering the mosque. You need to take off the shoes and socks before entering the premises.

Location of the Mosque

The mosque enjoys an ideal location along the street named Jalan Skudai. The mosque is located atop a hill and offers a beautiful panoramic view of Johor Strait.

You would find some of the closely located attractions which have connections to the history of this mosque. The attractions include the Abu Bakar Monument and Royal Abu Bakar Museum.

How to get to the mosque?

Reaching the mosque is not much of a trouble when the routes are known. The state mosque can be reached by a taxi that is available from the centre of the city of the state of Johor.

Famous Johor Location

155.83 km » Pulau Tioman
13.97 km » Legoland Malaysia

Recommended Activity

1.49 km » City Square
Distance from Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque


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