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Isnin, 6 Februari 2017

Putra Mosque at Putrajaya

Putra Mosque next to Putra Perdana building.

There are two main buildings at Putrajaya that will be easily catches ones glimpse once they arrive there for the first time. Besides there are many others beautiful buildings these two will be the main attractions for its location. The first building is Putra Perdana and the second is Putra Mosque.

Here we are going to see more about Putra Mosque, one of the most visited buildings in Putrajaya. Even though built in contrast to Putra Perdana these two building seems to be a perfect match to be built side by side. Located in by the edge of Putrajaya Lake it can easily be seen by most part of Putrajaya.

Close up view of Putra Mosque.

The interior is simple yet elegant.

The interior of the dome.

The Putra Mosque has unique artistic architecture with pink rose tinted granite that’s totally different from most of the mosques built in Malaysia. Anyway some features make it blend in perfectly to bring in local’s architectures emerge in the first sight. This unique mosque designed resembles few other popular mosques such as King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. It also consists of three main functional areas the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The interior (prayer hall) is simple and elegant suitable for all worshiper to perform their prayer in comfort. This majestic designs supported by 12 columns with the highest point below the dome is 250 feet above the ground level.

Putra Mosque during the sunset.
One of the iconic building in Putrajaya.

The construction of the mosque completes on 1 September 1999 with cost of around RM250 millions. It is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj. Putra Mosque becomes one of the mosque unique mosques in Malaysia by combining the Middle Eastern and traditional Malay design elements.

Putra Mosques become one of the most popular attractions in Putrajaya for locals and tourist. Non-Muslims also permitted to visit outside of prayer times without any admission charge. Robes are provided for visitors and they are requires to follow the rules when visiting the mosque.

Next to the mosque are Putra Square, food courts by the lakeside and the Putrajaya Lake Cruise that added visitors’ experiences when they visit this mosque. This will be the opener to any visitor to Putrajaya before they are ready to explore to any other part of this area. 

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Selasa, 6 Disember 2016

Historic Building Masjid Jamek

Built at the confluence of two rivers.
The old mosque in the heart of city centre Kuala Lumpur known as Masjid Jamek, is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur and still stand to this day. Located in the confluence of two rivers make it looks like it was built on the top of an island.

The historic mosque was built as part of the original complex of old buildings dating back to 1909 as well as Sultan Abdul Samad Building nearby. While the architect designing it was Arthur Benison Hubback with Mughal architecture that also apply equally as well as other buildings surrounding the area.

An old picture of Masjid Jamek.

The old part (left) and new part (right) of Masjid Jamek.
It’s strategically located with transport facilities of electric train’s stations the Kelana Jaya line, Sri Petaling line and the Ampang line. This makes it the most convenient location to visit. An array of attractions nearby includes Jalan Masjid India, Merdeka Square and Central Market.

The mosque always gets an attention from the government with refurbish works and additional areas to facilitate the requirements as needed. It is one of the important historical landmarks for Kuala Lumpur. 

The main entrance of the mosque.
The view from the side.

The views from the top.

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Khamis, 24 November 2016

3 Important Religious Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia is inhabited by three main ethnic and many other races that also characterized the excitement of this country.  Even so not many of us who spend the time to learn more about the synagogues of other races respectively, but it was a good effort to foster more understanding between people and bridge the closeness of friendship that already exist.

Visits to synagogues another race is not a prohibited. What important is we must follow the guidelines and respect for the place worship of other races. So learn the proper way before entering the synagogue - and make sure you respect their synagogue fit as you want them to respect your synagogue. You are also encouraged to visit it at the suitable time in order to avoid any disturbing while other conducting their religious activities.

Here are three important religious sites in Kuala Lumpur not to be missed, not only by tourists but also those who live in Kuala Lumpur and also for all Malaysians. The locations are as follows;

Masjid Negara Kuala Lumpur

The interior of the National Mosque.
The mosque is decorated with water fountains.

Kuala Lumpur National Mosque is the main mosque for the Muslim population in Kuala Lumpur was built with the architecture symbolizes Islam with many unique features of its own. This mosque is able to accommodate up to 15,000 worshipers at any one time. It has unique dome that has 18 facets representing the 13 states in Malaysia, while the 5 pillars also symbolize the 5 pillars of Islam. There is a minaret that houses the speakers as high as 74m, which allows the call of prayer to be heard from a wider area.

For travelers who want to visit the National Mosque, the time of the visit was made after prayer time. Suitable clothing also available and guides for areas that can be visited are also available. Visiting hours are as follows; 9:00am - noon, 3:00-4:00 pm & 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Friday morning it is closed for tours.

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple, a very beautiful temple.
View during Wesak Day.

The pillars in the temple Thean Hou.
It is one of the prettiest temples in the country. Thean Hou Temple situated in the high area of ​​Robson Heights, which also provides stunning views of the surrounding of Kuala Lumpur. The best time to visit this temple is during the celebration of Vesak Day or during Chinese New Year celebrations.

There are many interesting things to note here, in terms of unique architectural decorations are also available around this temple which is the Chinese zodiac sculptures, carved dragon and phoenix, and also other decorations that suit every room of the temple.

It is a large building with a main prayer room located on the 3rd floor which also houses statues of gods and goddesses that important to the Chinese. More unique features and things can be be learned here. The best time to visit this temple is between 9am - 6pm via the nearest monorail station at Tun Sambanthan.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves Murugan statue in front of him.
The night view.

Stair climbing to the cave of Batu Caves.
Batu Caves is a house of worship for Indians and also the largest in Malaysia. In fact Batu Caves has been used since 120 years ago. The most festive time to visit is during the celebration of Thaipusam every year, usually held in late January or early February for 3 days.

One of the most interesting things about Batu Caves Temple is, it is located about 272 steps up to the top of the temple. There is also a giant-sized statue known as Murugan statue sized 42.5m with a golden color that is placed in front of the main road up to the stone cave.

In addition to the main cave there are also other caves are open for tours (Dark Cave: with adult admission fee of RM35 / RM25 children: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Friday; 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday & Sunday with a guide for every 20 minutes. This tour will take you to explore the cave and see the unique cave construction and together with their floras and faunas.

The best time to the Batu Caves is between 7am - 9pm through a variety of transport options. Entrance fee to the Cave Temple is free but to other locations may be charged.

There are many more important synagogues around the city of Kuala Lumpur and you can visit it with permission from the administration/management. As explained at the beginning of this article, the purpose of the visit is to learn more about other cultures of other races, and you should respect these important areas during the visit. It is hoped that we take this opportunity to get to know each other more closely.

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