Penang Floating Mosque
The Penang Floating Mosque or the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is constructed on the bay in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. Although the name depicts that it is floating, it is actually standing sturdily on stilts and pilings. It is the first mosque in Malaysia to be built on the sea. The impression that the mosque is floating is achieved by sinking the stilts and pillars deep into the seabed, making them only visible during low tide.
The mosque covers an area of 1,295 square meters and was built at a total cost of RM 15 million. The towering minaret of this mosque stands equivalent to a seven-storey building. This is where the call to prayers or “azan” is announced at specific times of the day. The mosque can accommodate up to 1,500 worshippers.
The Penang Floating mosque is especially stunning in the evenings when the bright artificial lights reflect in the ocean, creating a calming yet inviting effect on the mosque.
Image by Marufish.
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