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The Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, first dawn by webmink
Blue Mosque, first dawn, a photo by webmink on Flickr.

I was recently in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state in Malaysia and a part of the greater Kuala Lumpur conurbation. An unmissable feature of Shah Alam is the truly enormous and remarkable Blue Mosque (the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque to be formal). It is a recent building, only completed in 1988 unlike the mediaeval mosque of the same name in Istanbul.


Putrajaya Panorama by webmink
Putrajaya Panorama, a photo by webmink on Flickr.

Malaysia has an evolving purpose-built administrative capital, called Putrajaya. It’s rising from what was jungle, complete with artificial lakes and enormous official buildings. This picture gives a view of the new mosque and the prime minister’s house, but there’s much else to see in the area.

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