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Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers.
Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
+60 7-224 2000
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I am truly fascinated by the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque in Johor Bahru for its beautiful Moorish architecture built by a Malay architect Muhammad Arif in 1893. It is located on a small hilltop overlooking the scenic Straits of Johor and Singapore. Each day almost...More

1  Thank nooraini09
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A Majestic Mosque of Victorian Architecture with unique Moorish designs, an added feature. Stands proud on a hill overlooking the Straits Aglow in the sun or moon among the world's greats! Named after Abu Bakar, a great Sultan of Johor, Though an Anglophile, his actions...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque/masjid looked majestic from outside. But it was closed for visitors during my visit last year to Johor Bahru. However, its worth the visit to the mosque even to look around from outside. The area around had garden like look as...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This masjid is a landmark of Johor Bahru. It located in a walking distance from JB Central and Komtar mall

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful Mosque .Sultan abu Bakker Mosjid.peaceful place . Masjid design and decoration colour is very beautiful. I want to visit again this masjid.

1  Thank SajibA19
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The mosque is under constructions now for upgrading and some renovations for some times . But still the muslim can perform their prayer as they provided the big space area behind the mosque , still in the area,next to the mosque itself . From the...More

2  Thank RalfShukor
Reviewed 4 March 2018

historical mosque releated with the johor royal family, mosque situated in the heart of johor town.gothican and Persian architech combination

1  Thank Nazarudeen E
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a very beautiful state mosque but is unfortunately presently under renovation. I love the white and blue colour mixture. It looks very majestic and elegant. A true historic gem that deserves more coverage and/ or highlights.

2  Thank tseesg
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Disgusted to see at entrance of a house of worship is so hostile to non Muslims. Never ever seen a notice saying this in any house of worship before.This is not so with mosque in Singapore.I would not doubt there would be other mosque stating...More

1  Thank samsol7
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Closed, guarded, lots of signs saying keep away.... Seems nice from out side... But.... Another unatraction from Johor bharu... I asked around, everyone shake the shoulder and say , cannot visiting... Why???????

1  Thank nuno a
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Rayyan N
18 July 2018|
Response from nooraini09 | Reviewed this property |
Buat masa ini masih direnovasi. Bahagian solat sementaranya di belakang dan tidak berapa besar...
Rayyan N
18 July 2018|
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Response from tseesg | Reviewed this property |
It is highly likely to be still under renovation. However, it's still a gorgeous place to visit.
28 June 2016|
Response from Fasta'Iza N |
Because it's a mosque, you can visit from early morning pray (5 am) till nite pray (9 pm).