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Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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???????

Thank nuno a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent mosque! If you visit the mosque, please do drop by to the Istana Besar. Both are worth the trip

Thank 102khalilah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a regular day and was time to perform Asar prayers and so I decided to visit one of the most impressive mosque in area, The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque! Every time I enter that place... the aura is amazing. Size matters! Aplenty parking,...More

Thank Faisal A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A combo of Blue and White, the mosque's architecture is a mix of colonial Victorian and Moorish architecture. One of the sites you must see when visiting Johor.

Thank JtagTripAd
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went to this mosque, firstly, it is being renovated so, nothing much to see. Second, it is supposed to have view to the sea, it doesn't. the whole building is covered by blue separators for renovation so you cannot see anything. it is nice...More

Thank Kash S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

There is no doubt that this is an impressive structure and well worth a visit but be aware that it is in all true sense of the word - under renovation and, according to our guide, has been for some time so don't expect to...More

1  Thank Grant T
Reviewed 20 August 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...More

Thank Vernon W
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the mosque after our Legoland experience just to marvel at the facade...We are already tired from the day's activities and we just wanted to go to have a feel of the local culture.It's good to swing by if you live nearby.

Thank ddg858
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is one of the buildings constructed during the early stages of the modern Johor statehood. The mosque architecture bears Victorian style, testimony of the then British influence on the state rulers. Despite not particularly large, its significance on the...More

Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Drop off point You can take photos outside of the Sultanate Palace. The most catching eye of the Crown and there Fountains on the night time the fountain having Led Light colors to gives more Delight.

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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).