Sabah State Mosque, as the name states, is the primary or most important mosque in all of Sabah. Constructed in 1974, this national mosque is located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman in Sembulan, Koa Kinabalu. It is clearly one of the most unique and spectacular structures in the city, specifically for its majestic domes, gold inlays and honeycomb pattern designs. There are not many buildings in the world as beautiful to the eyes as this one.
Needless to say, since this is a mosque, Muslim followers in Kota Kinabalu come here primarily to pray and meditate. However, it is also a leading tourist attraction and so a number of non-Muslim tourists come here to be amazed at the architectural beauty and observe Muslim ways. For non-Muslim visitors, both local and foreign, it is necessary to observe proper codes of dressing and conduct. Tourists are not allowed to enter through the back or side doors for safety purposes. As they do enter through the main door, tourists and tourist guides must report of any visit to the security officer, because simply, tourists are not allowed to enter the mosque without official permission. Male tourists cannot enter wearing short pants, while [Read more…]