Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is one of the most famous places of worship in Malaysia because of its status as the state mosque of Johor and its exquisite beauty. The masjid is located on top of a hill overlooking the Tebrau Straits and Singapore.
The State mosque, as it is popularly called, is also listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities of Malaysia. Built in 1900, the mosque was under construction for eight years and is named after Sultan Abu Bakar, who ordered the construction of the mosque.
Located in Jalan Gertak Merah, the 19th-century mosque follows the English Victorian style of architecture. A visit to the mosque is a great place for visitors who want to witness the perfect blend of architecture and get an insight to the Islamic culture in Malaysia.