Serene and beautiful
Published/Last edited or updated: 3rd October, 2016
It doesn’t float, but is surrounded by a moat and looks very picturesque — a fine example of contemporary Islamic architecture.
Overlooking the South China Sea on Likas Bay and flagged by waving palm trees, it’s particularly lovely to photograph at sunset. The mosque welcomes visits by non-Muslims who are properly attired and free tours are available. Appropriate clothing can be rented from a booth outside the mosque for 5 ringgit. You must register as a visitor and be accompanied by a guide. If you’ve never been inside a mosque before, here you can enjoy the peacefulness it offers without feeling awkward.
The surrounding roads are especially busy on Fridays for midday prayers and evening peak hours, so plan your visit to avoid bad traffic.
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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