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“Non-muslims not allowed”

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
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Half-Day Johor Bahru Tour from Singapore
Ranked #5 of 64 things to do in Johor Bahru
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Owner description: Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Non-muslims not allowed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Big signs proclaiming "Non-muslims not allowed inside". Maybe they should publish that little piece of information in their tourist guides, rather than saying you "may" have to wear a robe.

Visited January 2012
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“Non-Muslims cannot enter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Its an interesting place but getting a good photo is very difficult from the back parking lot (front facing the water is the interesting side). If you aren't Muslim, you can't go in but you can walk around the grounds and get a few photos. There are normally a few hawkers selling some paintings, etc.

Visited June 2011
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“A mosque with Victoria Architecture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2010

2.5 km away from Johor Bahru city center, the mosque located just beside the zoo. Built by Sultan Abu Bakar, the mosque has strong English Victoria architecture. Beside the architecture, the mosque is as ordinary as any other mosque.

If you wish to visit the mosque, you can visit zoo and the Royal Museum in one goal, as all of them located on the same stretch of road. For more of my experiences in Johor Bahru, pls visit my blog at

For the person from Kuala Lumpur area, like me, might find the shopping mall is not attractive at all- both the prices offered and the size. The price for most of the items offered is higher, comparatively to other places in Malaysia, might due to the close distance to Singapore. Singaporeans like the place because of the forex. Size- consider small if we compare it to the major shopping malls in KL.

Anyway, during my 3 days trip, the mall offered a good place for me, when I wanted to go for the doughnut. Other than JCo, Starbuck, Coffee Beans, McD, Sushi king etc. are available as well.

Situated at the center of the city, the mall offers convinience and choices, better than other places in JB. If you have a free evening, or run out of place for evening tea, the mall might be a right place for you. For more of my experience in JB, pls visit my blog at:


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