Ubudiah Mosque (in mono and square)

This is one of those iconic landmarks in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It may be a cliched shot, but the one that mustn't be missed - the beautiful Ubudiah Mosque. For me, this is definitely the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia :). Some background information taken from wikipedia.

 

Built in 1917 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah 1, the Masjid Ubudiah is located beside the Royal Mausoleum on Bukit Chandan. It was commissioned on the orders of the Sultan, who vowed that he would build a mosque of great beauty as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which plagued him in those early days.

 

Some personal anecdote. Despite spending five years of my life in Kuala Kangsar, surprisingly before today, I have only ever set my feet once before inside this majestic mosque. And that was way back in 1984, when the late Sultan Idris passed away where, students from the school were required to carry floral wreaths, in a procession, from the Palace to the mosque. For my efforts, I was paid RM50 which was a really BIG SUM for me back then :) Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar. 9 January 2010

 

Rolleiflex 2.8f Planar | Kodak TMax 400 | Ilford DD-X@1:4,8min,20C

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