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Islamic Arts Museum, KL

Interest in the Islamic arts has grown tremendously in recent years. Reflecting this awareness, in December 1998 Malaysia became home to Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. The building occupies 30,000 sq.m., situated amid the leafy surroundings of Kuala Lumpur’s Perdana Botanical Gardens. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses more than seven thousand artefacts, […]

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Masjid Terapung) is built on a floating platform, giving it a unique perspective from all facets. It sits snuggly on the estuary of Terengganu River and its modern architecture is due to the ingenuity of one of the princes in Terengganu. The glistening white mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture, symbolizing […]

Zahir Mosque, Kedah

One of Kedah’s most distinctive architectural landmarks, Masjid Zahir or Zahir Mosque stands as an elegant example of Malay- Islamic architecture. Built in 1912, it is one of the oldest mosques in the country. The design was inspired by the vision of the late Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II. Its five large, black domes […]

Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah

Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah is Selangor’s State Mosque, also known as ‘The Blue Mosque’. Located in Shah Alam, the state’s capital city, the mosque that was built between 1983 and 1987 is said to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is also said to have the world’s biggest dome and tallest minarets. […]