Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Johor Bahru featuring heritage architecture and a mosque
Visit the state mosque of Johor, a beautiful old building that was commissioned by a sultan and boasts a mix of architectural styles.

Put a visit to the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque on your to-do list when you are in Johor. This beautiful building combines Islamic and colonial English Victorian styles and sits on top of a hill overlooking Singapore and the Tebrau Straits.

Building of the mosque was completed in 1900 following an 8-year construction period. It is named after the sultan who commissioned its construction. Enjoy a stroll through the landscaped grounds and take a moment to study the four grand minarets, which resemble old Victorian clock towers. Look over the elegant detailing of the white façades.

Non-Muslims are permitted to enter the mosque, but must observe a simple, modest dress code. This means no shorts, bare shoulders or sleeveless tops. If skirts are worn they should be longer than knee length.

Inside, appreciate the beauty of the vast prayer hall, which can accommodate around 2,000 worshippers. Before entering, you will need to remove your shoes. The hall features grand Roman pillars and colonial-style windows. Admire the splendor of the chandeliers and the ornate carvings of the mimbar, or pulpit.

After your visit, stop by nearby attractions. These include the Sultan Abu Bakar Monument and the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, which was once the Grand Palace of the Sultan of Johor. Its collection features photographs and artifacts related to the Johor Royal Family. The building is another example of Victorian-style architecture in Johor. Look for other examples as you move around the city. Among them are some government buildings and the Figure Museum. This history museum is housed in a grand structure that was built toward the end of the 19th century.

The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is open every day except Fridays, when it is closed for prayers. Admission is free. This cultural gem is easily reached on foot or by a short taxi ride from the center of Johor.

Top 10 Hotels Near Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 80000, Johor Bahru, 8000
Fully refundable
The price is RM270 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
RM270
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Johor Bahru City ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (145 reviews)
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"We are repeat guests, so definitely are happy with the stay, service was excellent and amenities provided albeit minimal were sufficient. The breakfast on a Sunday could be better, as there was a queue waiting to be seated. Due to the overwhelming crowd, many food items were not replenished, or took ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2023

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM284 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
RM284
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,047 reviews)
Best HOTEL in JB
"My favourite hotel in JB"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2023

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
The price is RM354 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
RM354
per night
5 Mar - 6 Mar
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,023 reviews)
"breakfast is good"

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Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
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3.5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
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4 out of 5
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
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Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
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3.5 out of 5
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