Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Johor Bahru showing a mosque and heritage architecture
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 Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 512, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
The price is S$64 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (18 reviews)
"very friendly receptionists! rooms are clean, will definitely come back again! ☺️"

Reviewed on 21 Jun,2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
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
The price is S$109 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Johor Bahru City Square and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (28 reviews)
"Love the location, just above komtar Mall, so convenient ! Pool are rather small but a good size gym! Will come back again"

Reviewed on 1 Jul,2022

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
The price is S$105 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
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4.4/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Great staffs great service. Just that a bit disappointed that our room was not ready when we check in at 3pm. Other than that, one of the best hotels. Will definitely come back."

Reviewed on 4 Jul,2022

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 512, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
The price is S$64 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
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
The price is S$109 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
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
The price is S$105 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
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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 S$108 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
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Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
Thistle Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80100
The price is S$126 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
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KSL Hotel & Resort
KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80250
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Belllo Hotel JB Central
Belllo Hotel JB Central
3 out of 5
21, Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru, 80000
The price is S$88 per night from 16 Jul to 17 Jul
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JO Hotel
JO Hotel
3 out of 5
15 Jalan Gereja, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
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