Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque of Kuala Lumpur
This is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur that still stands today at the confluence of Gombak River and Klang River without any major structural alteration.
It was designed by a Government architect, Arthur Benison Hubback, in Neo-Mughal architectural style. That's why it bears a striking resemblance to those classical mosques in India as its design was imported directly from British India. It was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor on 23 December 1909 in a grand ceremony. Kuala Lumpur then was part of Selangor state before it was declared as the Federal Territory of Malaysia.
The two main minarets and other smaller ones feature the pattern of salmon-red and white banding resulting from bare brick and plastered ones which has been described as "blood and bandage".
In modern time, to cater to the growing number of worshippers, the Mosque has since been enlarged with two additional courtyards. Both courtyards, one at the north wing and the other at the south wing of the Mosque, flank the original courtyard in the middle. The original courtyard was open-air but it has since been roofed-over.
Check out my blog entry on this historic mosque of Kuala Lumpur.