Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru. the mosque was completed in 1900. It was built under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar.

The mosque is designed to recreate colonial English Victorian architecture. The mosque’s minarets was inspired by the design of the British 19th century clock towers. It also features some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence.

The mosque sits on top of a prominent hill and  overlooking the Straits of Johor. It can accommodate 2,000 worshipers at any one time. Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities.

Image by:  Terence Ong

Operating Hours

Saturday – Thursday: 10.00 a.m – 18.00 p.m

Friday: closed.



No entrance fee. However, one free to donate any amount in the donation box provided.


Jalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

Like I said, its special The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque. One of those things I guess. Either you have it or you don’t. And the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque definitely has it. At least for me, it is.

Shah Said

If you have a love for architecture and enjoy viewing specimens from ages past, you should perhaps pencil in a visit to the Sultan Abu Baker State Mosque, during your visit to Johor Bahru.


For some odd reason I’ve seen the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque quite a few times; not necessarily intending to, just by chance, really. It’s a lovely mosque – and a nice place to sit and contemplate – or think of nothing. And when you get tired of looking at the mosque, there are wonderful views of the Straits of Johor.

Anne-Sophie Redisch

Nearby Attractions

Chinese Heritage Museum

Johor Chinese Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Johor Bahru Chinese. The museum displays various collections of documents, porcelain ware, photos, old coins, musical instruments and other artifacts relating to the Chinese community.

Hutan Bandar MBJB

Hutan Bandar is located between Jalan Tasek Utara Road and Jalan Yahya Awal, Johor Bahru. It covers an area of ​​50 acres and only about 1.5 km from the city center. The forest was developed by the Research and Consultancy Unit of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1987. The aim is to create a special recreation that integrates with the original element and minimize the tree cutting.

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory was first open at 1919. This little bakery offers delicious buns, cakes and biscuits baked in a charcoal oven. The bakery is located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee street. The place still retain the old style like it was almost a hundred year ago. It is mostly untouched except for the restoration of the oven roof.

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