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City Mosque (Masjid Bandaraya)

Posted at April 26th, 2011 | Categorised in Places Of Interest, Recommended For You

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If you should drive along Likas Bay, you would not fail to notice the grand Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.  Kota Kinabalu City Mosque was completed in 1997 and officially opened to the public on the 18th of February, 2000, in conjunction with the month of the proclamation of Kota Kinabalu City (2nd February 2000). The second main mosque in Kota Kinabalu (the first being Sabah State Mosque), it is about 10 – 15 minutes drive on the coastal highway, on an area of sea water facing west towards the holy city of Mecca and the South China Sea.

Occupying 14.83 hectares of land, this impressive mosque is said to have similar features with Nabawi Mosque in Medina Al-Munawarah. There is a big blue dome and four tall minarets capped with blue cupolas on the roof.  Almost 70% of the area is filled with water, giving the impression of it floating on water. And that water is currently a seawater fish farm.  Graced by the sea breeze, it is one of the most visited places in Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque or Masjid Bandaraya is the biggest mosque in Kota Kinabalu and can accommodate up to 12,000 worshippers. It is opened to visitors daily from 8am to 5pm.  But on Fridays visitors are only allowed in the mosque compound and prohibited from entering the building.  No admission fee is charged but proper dressing etiquette must be observed.

It is easily accessible by cab, bus (you could ride on the Kampung Likas bus from the Wawasan Plaza Terminal) and if you are daring enough to rent a car, just drive along Teluk Likas and you won’t missed the impressive sight.

– Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide

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