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On top of a hill in downtown Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore, stands the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia.

The construction of the mosque marked the start of Johor's modernisation process in 1892, which was commissioned by the "Father of Modern Johor", the late Sultan Abu Bakar. It took eight years to build and was completed in 1900. The mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers at any one time.

The mosque is a mix of architectural styles, but principally Victorian. It is said that the minarets look like British watch towers.

Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities.

Getting Here

By Foot or Taxi
The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque lies in the centre of Johor Bahru, on Jalan Sri Blukar (off Jalan Ibrahim).

Who To Contact

Tourism Malaysia Johor

Address:
L3-26 Aras 3, Bangunan JOTIC, 2 Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +607-222 3590/3591
Fax: +607-223 5502 
Email: mtpbjhb@tourism.gov.my

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