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"An 18-pointed Roof symbolising Malaysia and Islam" National Mosque - Masjid Negara Tip by Kakapo2

  Slim monaret, umbrella-like roof.
by Kakapo2

The National Mosque (Masjid Negara), built in 1965 opposite the equally striking main railway station, is easily recognisable with its 73 metre high slim white minaret and the bright blue roof.

This roof is an 18-pointed star and somehow looks like a near-opened umbrella. The 18 points symbolise Malaysia’s 13 states and the five pillars of Islam. The Grand Hall has capacity for 8000 people.

The mosque was one of the first major buildings erected after independency. It cost ten million ringgit and sits in five hectares of landscaped garden. There are several ponds in the courtyard. Very important people of Malaysia are buried in the garden.

Open daily 9am to 4pm, Friday only 2.45pm to 6pm.

You are welcome but have to wear decent clothes, take off your shoes before you enter.

There is a separate entrance for women – you can lend a scarf for your visit.

Address: Jalan Perdana
Phone: +60 3 2693 7905

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  • Written Jun 11, 2008
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