Built in 1909, Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Masjid Jamek is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, an engineer who had previously served in India.
Before the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) was opened in 1965, Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur’s main mosque.
The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah officially opened the mosque, two years after construction was completed.
The beautifully designed mosque of red bricks and marble resembles several mosque in Northern India. The mosque has a Moorish, Indo-Saracenic or Mughal architecture.
The mosque is located across the Gombak River stands the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a building that was designed by the same architect and shares a similar style.
The mosque was built on the first Malay burial ground in the city.
Before the national mosque, Masjid Negara, was opened in 1965, Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur’s main mosque.
How to go to Masjid Jamek
Nearby the Masjid Jamek is the Masjid Jamek LRT station that is served by the Kelan Jaya Line LRT and Ampang Line LRT.
Pictures of Masjid Jamek and surroundings
Here are some pictures of Masjid Jamek and its surrounding areas.