Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque (Malay: Masjid Negeri Sultan Abu Bakar) is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar.
As the mosque's architect, Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak set out to recreate colonial English Victorian architecture as noted by the minarets that take the form of British 19th century clocktowers. The mosque also features some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence. Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak was supervised by the Johor government engineer Dato' Yahya bin Awalluddin who communicated the Anglophile sentiments of Sultan Ibrahim ibni Sultan Abu Bakar, the Sultan of Johor at that time. This Anglophile influence can further be seen in the British architectural influences not only on the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque but also in several others government and palace buildings in Johor constructed during the same period.
Encik Anif | Dec 14, 2017
Beautiful and historic architecture. A must visit spot while you're in Johor Bahru. Unfortunately the main structure is currently under major renovation and repair works. Will definitely visit again once the major repair works completed.
Tats Horiuchi | Feb 10, 2018
The most famous mosque in JB but now under rennovation...
Vernon Wentzel | Aug 21, 2017
....we were out on a one day city tour of nearby Malaysia coming in from Singapore and this happened to be one of the sights you get taking to just to see and take photos, not even sure if they allow you to go in and look around! But its was once again something new and another photo for my collection and a tick next to this impressive iconic land mark here in Johor Bahru. .....
Mohsin Hasan Mumtaz | Dec 19, 2017
One of the historic and biggest masjid in Johor Bahru. New architecture is very beautiful and outside is so peaceful sights. It can accommodate hundreds of worshippers and ladies prayer area is seperate. Parking is spacious. If you visit any masjid, please donate generously for the development and to run the expenses. It's sadqa e jariah (on going charity) even after death.
ferry Wijaya | Apr 15, 2017
Beautiful and well maintained mosque.... great architecture.... clean.... basically the highlight of my solo day trip here in Johor Bahru....
Moutaz Jwiehan | Apr 7, 2018
It was closed for maintenance when I visited yet still you can see How Beutiful it is and sense the history in such building
Legend SCSA | Mar 12, 2018
The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is a state mosque located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. This mosque was officially opened by Sultan Ibrahim ibni Sultan Abu Bakar in 1900. The mosque is named after the Abu Bakar Mosque for taking on the name of Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Daeng Ibrahim who had ordered construction in about 1892 at a cost of more than $ 400,000. Other than that, the mosque built on a small hill at the edge of the Tebrau Strait has 4 towers resembling several mosques in the countries of West Asia especially in Egypt. Its tower is 2 rounds above and four squares below and vaulted. The mosque can accommodate about 3,000 Muslim worshipers. Moreover, this mosque building art was designed by Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak under the rule of the Dato 'Yahya bin Awalluddin. Furthermore, the mosque is also a landmark that proves that Malay engineers are also capable of building beautiful, strong buildings like Europe and Central Europe at the end of the 19th century. The building is square and is heavily influenced by Islamic architectural features. This mosque is square-shaped with 4 porch which each has a dome tower. Architectural style is English Victorian architecture.
AhBoon Lah | May 5, 2018
Beautiful mosque situated at a hilltop, however it's temporary closed for renovation
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