Top 3 Beautiful Masjids of Kuching

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Masjid India – Floating Mosque

The Floating Mosque, located on the banks of the Sarawak River, is the latest attraction in the city after the Darul Hana Bridge.The mosque, build at a cost of RM21 million, was officially opened by the Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud on Mar 1. Being able to accommodate 1,600 worshipers at a time, as well as having an attractive design it became a symbol of the greatness of Islam here.

At dusk, the panoramic view surrounding the mosque when it is flooded with the light of the golden sunset accentuates the majestic architecture.In the evening, the Floating Mosque built on the Kuching’s heritage site will be illuminated by multi-coloured LED lights to increase the glow and ambience of the riverfront.

The mosque’s design inspiration is from the Middle East. It is also open to the non-Muslim public to give them an opportunity to see for themselves the unique interior designs.

Masjid Jamek – Central Mosque


Petra Jaya State Mosque is a new state mosque of Sarawak, located in Petra JayaKuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It also known as Jamek Mosque. Beside this mosque where Bangunan Bina, Masja and Pustaka Negeri Sarawak.

The mosque was opened on October 1990 by the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak.

Old State Mosque – Kuching City Mosque

Previously the State Mosque of Sarawak and an integral part of the Kuching landscape, the Kuching Mosque; affectionately known as ‘Masjid Lama’ (Old Mosque), the present structure was built in 1968 to replace an original wooden one built in 1852.  Best seen from the river, its gilded cupolas make it one of the city’s most striking landmarks, particularly at sunset.

Note: Visitors to mosques are requested to dress respectfully and remove their shoes. Non-Muslims may not enter during prayer times.

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