Penang Floating Mosque

The Penang Floating Mosque or the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is constructed on the bay in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. Although the name depicts that it is floating, it is actually standing sturdily on stilts and pilings. It is the first mosque in Malaysia to be built on the sea. The impression that the mosque is floating is achieved by sinking the stilts and pillars deep into the seabed, making them only visible during low tide.

The mosque covers an area of 1,295 square meters and was built at a total cost of RM 15 million. The towering minaret of this mosque stands equivalent to a seven-storey building. This is where the call to prayers or “azan” is announced at specific times of the day. The mosque can accommodate up to 1,500 worshippers.

The Penang Floating mosque is especially stunning in the evenings when the bright artificial lights reflect in the ocean, creating a calming yet inviting effect on the mosque.

Image by Marufish.

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday: 5am - 10pm.

Admission

FREE.

Location

Tanjung Bungah Road,
11200 Tanjung Bungah,
Penang.

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Regarded as Malaysia’s first floating mosque, Masjid Terapung boasts a beautiful architecture that combines local and Middle Eastern elements. This iconic structure features a towering minaret where the call to prayers or azan is performed at specific times of the day

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As it turned out, everyone we encountered there was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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Although referred to as being a floating building, the mosque sits on pilings and stilts. Nevertheless, Tanjung Bungah Mosque was the first mosque in Malaysia to be built on the sea.

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