Masjid Jamek

Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. Jamek Mosque is currently closed for renovations from November 6, 2012 to March 5, 2013. Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur states that all activities inside the mosque would be stopped and the site of the mosque are closed for safety reasons. The Sultan of Selangor officially opened the mosque in 1909, two years after construction was completed.

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. he mosque has a Moorish architecture. Across the Gombak River stands the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a building that was designed by the same architect and shares a similar style. Nearby is the Masjid Jamek LRT station that is served by the Kelana Jaya Line, Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line. The station is located between Chinatown and Little India; Dataran Merdeka is also nearby.

Getting There

To get to the mosque, firstly, you need to take the KL-Monorail to Hang Tuah Station. There, transfer to the Star LRT and you will reach the Masjid Jamek Station which situated a stone's away from the mosque.