Friday, August 09, 2013

Skywatch – Eid Mubarak ! Musings from Malaysia

Greetings from Terengganu, a quiet coastal town, located almost 400 kms from Kuala Lumpur, which is my launch pad to get to Redang Island. Initially, I thought Terengganu was just a transit town, with not much of a story to tell. However I was in for a surprise as this coastal town did not just boast of a sea, but had two beautiful mosques – the Floating Mosque and the Crystal Mosques.

It was almost dusk when we set eyes on the floating mosque or  Tengku Tengah Zaharah as it is called and it was shimmering in the waters. Located in Kuala Ibai Lagoon at the estuary of the Kuala Ibai River, the mosque opened in 1995 was built with a mix of ceramics, marble and mosaic.
crystal mosque
We saw the Crystal Mosque shimmering away as well, in a medley of glass, crystal and steel built at the Island of Wan Man, near the town where the Islamic Heritage Park is located. The mosque was however opened recently in 2008 . I would have probably liked to spend more time in the town, but Redang beckoned us..
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LOLfromPasa said...

Stunning shots.

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely clicks

Jim said...

Brilliant architecture

Renuka said...

That white mosque with its reflection looks absolutely stunning!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful set of pictures. I do like the black and white image.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

snarkydesi said...

If the dome of the Crystal mosque were blue, it could probably be mistaken as a fancy office of some IT major! :P

sushmitha said...

Lovely captures :)