Published on 3rd
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque,
The Beauty of Malaysia
On the 14th February 1974, Malaysia's Sultan of
Selangor, His Highness Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, declared that a State Mosque was to be built, which was to be completed on
the 11th March, 1988 as the beautiful National Mosque we see today in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
Tallest Minaret and Largest Religious Dome
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque has the tallest minaret and has the largest religious dome ever
built in the world to date.
As it is presently the largest mosque in Southeast Asia,
with the ability to accommodate a maximum of 24,000 people, this magnificent place of worship plays a huge role in the
presence of Islam in the South-East Asian region.
The mosque occupies three floors. Offices, conference rooms, a library, reception rooms and classrooms are
located on the ground floor.
Upper Gallery Level Reserved for Sisters Only
The fine wool carpet lines what is one of the largest prayer halls in the world. The main prayer hall is on the
first floor and the gallery on the second floor. It has two levels, with the upper gallery level reserved for Sisters only.
The double-layered space frame Dome soars up to 350 feet above ground and is 170 feet in diameter, becoming the
largest religious dome ever built in the world to date. To match the majestic size of the dome, four minarets were built. They are positioned at the corners, guarding the
Dome, and rising over 460 feet, marking them the tallest in the world to date.
in April, 2001
The Beauty of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur at Night
Commonly referred to as K.L., the city has become modern and prosperous
whilst retaining a colourful blend of
Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European cultural influences.
in Forests of Sabah Province
Sabah is Malaysia's second largest state
located on Borneo Island. Sabah is the home to thousands
South East Asia's Highest Peak
The state of Sabah holds
Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, the resting place of the souls of the departed
Kadazan/Dusun peoples. Kinabalu stands at 4,093 metres and is the highest
mountain in South East Asia.
Twin Towers, K.L.
The world tallest tower is the
Petronas Twin Towers, a 88-storey building with overall height of 451.9
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Mosque in K.L. is presently the largest in Southeast Asia, accommodating a
maximum of 24,000 people.
Malaysia has a
population of 18 million people. The three dominant races include
native Malays, Chinese and Indians and the indigenous people of Sabah
and Sarawak are Kadazans, Bajaus, Muruts, Kelabits, Dayaks and Iban
Department of Wildlife and National
To be an effective and capable institution in conserving and managing the
sustainable use of diverse wildlife species and habitat.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Built in 1910, this
building's design was based on Moorish architecture, and was extensively
renovated in 1986. It provides air-conditioned comfort and modern facilities
for rail passengers.
at Pulau Pangkor
Pulau Pangkar is located in Perak
Province. The word Perak, as it is known in Malay, originates from
the "glimmer of fish in the water" that sparkled like silver.
Airlines is the National Carrier of Malaysia
Kings Palace houses the Royal family of Malaysia and is heavy guarded.
Kuala Lumpur's 421 metre tower is
reputed to be the highest in Asia and the fourth highest in the world.
KLCC with World Class Revolving Restaurant
As well as it's revolving
restaurant, the tower also serves as a transmission station for
telecommunications, radio and television.