Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Blue Mosque in Shah Alam

address: Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Persiaran Masjid, 40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia - Tel: +60 3-5519 9988
kuala-lumpur-blue_mosque.jpg, The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in Malaysia and was built from 1982 - 1988. When it was finished the minarets were the tallest in the world at 142m, now they have been surpassed by the Hanssan Il Mosque in Casablanca, Marocco. The height of the dome is 107m.

The mosque is open for visitors. When we were there a volunteer show us around and explained things inside the mosque. Women are given a robe and a scarf during the mosque visit. The tour itself was free. At the end of the tour, we were given a introduction to Islam and its view of how the world was created along with some information material.

 

Links:

official website


outside view
the exterior of the mosque


dome
the wooden panels on the impressive dome with a ceiling lamp


hallway
hallway with marble floor


main prayer hall
main prayer hall


green view
the mosque is located in a park in the city centre of Sha Alam, the capitol of the state of Selangor
 

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam Tours:

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Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur to visit Crab Island, mangrove swamp, Thean Hou Temple and Blue Mosque

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Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Packers Hotel
Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area
Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Attractions
Attractions

Gerbang Malam, Ipoh

Night market in Ipoh's city center amidst traditional shophouses. Besides the market there are also several restaurants serving to famous Ipoh Chicken Rice

Tian Hou Temple, Kuala Terengganu

Buddhist temple at the bank of Sungai Terengganu and next to Kampung Cina