Kuala Lumpur

Jamek Mosque

The century-old Jamek Mosque is a large mosque that is popular as a place of worship as well as a heritage building for its intriguing architecture and old-world charm.

Over a Century Old

Jamek Mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback who sought inspiration from the Mughal architecture seen in mosques in India.  Built in 1909 at the confluence of two rivers, Sungai (Malay for river) Klang and Sungai Gombak, the mosque is at the heart of the city and, therefore, popular among the faithful.

Intriguing Architecture

The mosque has a distinctive architecture that draws from Moorish, Mughal and global Islamic styles. There is a striking use of white marble that alternates with red-bricks and is unique to this mosque. This is especially showcased in the minarets. A large 70 ft. tall dome flanked by two smaller domes that sit atop the expansive prayer hall.

The mosque may not be grand but its history and serene backdrop make it worth a visit.

 

Handy Tips:

  • Remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • Do remember to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque.