Muslim working around the Chinatown and Puduraya area pray at the historic masjid Jamek.
Built in the 1907 on an island at the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers, the mosque has an open air pavilion similar to one built for the Masjid Negara.
This was the city’s main mosque until the National Mosque (Masjid Negara) was built.
Shaded by palm trees, the mosque’s minarets, prayer halls and elaborate domes was built based on Mughal mosques in India by renowned British architect AB Hubbock.
Non muslim are permitted to visit outside of prayer times but shoes must be removed. Female visitors should wear scarves or sarong available at visitor’s corner upon the entry of the mosque.
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