The Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque (GPS: 5.46859, 100.27822) is a mosque built on the bay in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. It is a major landmark in the area. Despite its name, the mosque is not actually floating, but rather standing on pilings and stilts. Nevertheless it is the first mosque to be built in the sea in Malaysia (other floating mosques in Malaysia have so far been built in lakes). It was built to replace the old Tanjung Bungah Mosque.
Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bungah on Google Street View
The Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque was built at the cost of 15 million and covers an area of 1295 sq meters. It also has a towering minaret. The height of the minaret is equivalent to that of a seven-storey building. From there, the call to prayers, or azan, is announced at specific times of the day.
To ensure no undue congestion along the narrow Tanjung Bungah main road, parking space for about fifty cars was also provided for the mosque. The mosque itself has a capacity of 1500 worshippers.
Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bungah (2 November, 2013)
Minaret of the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque (26 September, 2009)
Interior of the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque (26 September, 2009)
The Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bungah is easily accessible from the Tanjung Bungah main road. It is located on the opposite side of the road from the Mar Vista Condominiums. Rapid Penang buses 101, 103 and 104 goes to Tanjung Bungah (Bus 104 may require some walking, as it goes to Tanjung Bungah village).
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