There are many beautiful destinations and hidden gems near Singapore. But one such delight has to be a majestic pink mosque in Malaysia that’s an absolute feast for the eyes. Located in Putrajaya, The Putra Mosque is 20 minutes from the city of Kuala Lumpur, and conveniently a one hour flight or a three hours and 40 minute drive from Singapore.
Putra Pink Mosque
The Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra) is a symbolic religious site featuring rose-tinted granite, pink hues, and a pink dome in Putra Square next to the prime minister’s offices and the scenic Putrajaya Lake. It was named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj after completing construction in 1999 after two years of building works.
The beautiful pink mosque has become an instagrammable location in Malaysia in recent years. It stands out for its elegant designs of stunning modern Islamic architecture, from unique stained glass windows and panels, to distinctive calligraphy, a 36m pink dome surrounded by eight smaller domes, and a blend of traditional elements. Plus, there are five tall tiers signifying the Five Pillars of Islam.
The iconic landmark boasts three areas including a prayer hall, a charming courtyard in a venue that accommodates up to 15,000 people at once. While the public spaces are used for exhibitions, conventions, and other celebrations.
Visitors must dress respectfully and women cover up with a red robe upon entering the mosque. Meanwhile, all guests must remove their shoes at the Main Prayer Hall. No matter your religion, this beautifully constructed mosque is a must-visit destination near Singapore. Excitingly, you can even hop on a boat cruise to admire the exterior of the exotic mosque.
How to get there
Wonderfully, it is extremely easy to reach the pink mosque from Kuala Lumpur. Travellers can take the KLIA Train from KL Sentral directly to Putrajaya Sentral Station in just 20 minutes before grabbing a 10 minute taxi. Alternatively, it’s a 30 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city if you have your own car.
Otherwise, those who love a good road trip can drive three hours and 40 minutes to the mosque via the border crossing at Johor Bahru from Singapore. Additionally, there’s a five hour direct bus every hour to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from Singapore Golden Mile Complex. Certainly, the perfect place to spend a weekend away from Singapore.
📍Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
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