The oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Masjid Jamek, is also its most delightful. Large cream onion domes and red-and-white-striped minarets stand among a palm tree grove at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. This was the site where Kuala Lumpur’s first settlers had their settlement.
It was built by the English architect Arthur Bennison Hubbock who was inspired by the Moorish style of Moghul mosques in India. It was opened in 1909.
When visiting the mosque it is important to respect the rules of dressing, make sure your limbs are covered and women must wear a headscarf.
Review by Annette H, January 2012
Doing what: Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur Grand Full-Day Tour including Lunch
I had an amazing tour which started at 8:30am and ended at just after 5pm. My Malay/Indian guide was so forthcoming with facts on points of interest and I really felt like I was being looked after. My tour was Christmas Day and I went to a Hindu Temple, Chinese Temple, Mosque and Church...a good rounding out of some different faiths for an important day in the Christian Calendar. A fantastic day from beginning to end for sure.
A very 'average' tour. Found the Museum a waste of time - little to see in a dark and dingy exhibition area; could only walk around the main Mosque - it was a Friday morning (prayers day) fair enough; a look from the outside at the King's Palace; a drive past Chinatown etc etc. Seems like there's not much to see in K.L
The mosque is situated next to Masjid Jamek railway station and is walking distance from Chinatown, Little India and Merdaka Square.