Constructed in the late 18th century by Sultan Abu Bakar - known as the Father of Modern Johor - the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is Malaysia's state mosque. The building structure features colonial-style English Victorian design elements as well as traces of Moorish and Malay architecture and its massive halls can accommodate up to 2,000 people during prayer times. It is located on top of a hill close to Tebrau Straits and offers fantastic views of the city in the distance. The mosque is a famous landmark in the country and has also been designated a protected heritage monument.
Open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
Colonial-style minarets, the verandah area
Prayers are held at the mosque five times a day and can accommodate up to 2,000 people during prayer times.
Numerous Halal food options are available at Johor Bahru, in the vicinity of the mosque. Most Halal food restaurants serve authentic Malaysian cuisine but Indian and Middle Eastern fare is also available. Popular spots in Johor Bahru include the Huizu Hot Wok, Restaurant Pak Itam and Malay Village.