Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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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price:
RM220


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

The Travel Hub

Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown

Attractions

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Attractions

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.