Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur Tours – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur
Masjid Jamek

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Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River.

Designed by Arthur Benison Hubback (who also worked on the renowned Sultan Abdul Samad Building), the foundation stone was both laid on 23 March 1908 and opened by Sultan Sir Alauddin Sulaiman Shah in 23 Dec 1908. It served as the MAIN Mosque of KL until 1965 when a new mosque, the National Mosque was built to commemmorate the birth of our Independence from Britain. 

This remarkable red-brick and marble structure boasts highly of its Moorish architecture, in fact, is a nice specimen of North-Indian Islamic architecture. Nearby stands the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a building that was designed by the same architect and was the seat of the Colonial Government of the Federated Malay States.

Masjid Jamek has three domes that cover the prayer hall. Its brick walls and arched colonnades are topped by numerous cupolas and minarets. While the 21.3m high central dome dominates the skyline, the two 26.8m high minarets in red and white stripes at the corners stand upright in perfect conjunction.

At that point of time, its construction cost was raised by donation from the Malaysian community and Government funds. Commonly known as the Friday Mosque, Masjid Jamek receives lots of people who come for their ritual prayers on Friday. The term 'Jamek' (Jamik) is Arabic and actually means a congregation place.

Visitors are welcomed to visit the mosque during OFF-PRAYER hours.

Nearby is the Masjid Jamek LRT station that is a major train exchange station and served by the Kelana Jaya Line, Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line. The station is located between Chinatown and Little India.

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By boy_quyet,

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<p>beautiful mosque :) I will take note for my coming trip</p>

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