|The Masjid Jamek
cost RM32,625 and the money was raised by subscription from the
Malaysian community and Government funds.
Its palm trees and the location on the banks of the Klang and
Gombak rivers provide a tranquil setting that complements the
Masjid Jamek's exquisite domed tower.
There are three domes surround the prayer hall; the central dome
is 21.3m (70 ft) high and is flanked by two lower domes.
The biggest dome at the centre was collapsed in the 1990s and
later rebuilt. At the corners are two red and white striped
At the corners are two red and white striped minarets 26.8m (88
ft) high, identical in design with chatris (umbrella-shaped
cupolas, usually domed and open-sided) on the top.
A large number of small chatris top the entrances and corners of
This striking red-brick and marble building is inspired by the
mogul/north Indian Islamic architecture.
Commonly referred to as the "Friday Mosque, the crowd will be over
flooded up to the street and the LRT Station nearby (no wonder
they name it Masjid Jamek station) on Friday.
A must visit for all who come to Kuala Lumpur.
As mentioned: the mosque is
easily to reach by Star LRT (station Masjid Jamek). Using the the
KL-Monorail, go Hang Tuah station, transfer to the Star LRT.
Nearby on walking'
- the Central Market,
- China Town,
- Little India
- and the Merdeka Square.