Old Mosque, a symbol of Brunei

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I traveled to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang) and Brunei for a week, while I attended my Malaysian friend’s wedding at Kuala Lumpur. In this article, I will write about Old Mosque in Brunei, as part of Day 6.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Flying to Kuala Lumpur (Related article)
* Day 1 (2) Night view of Petronas Twin Towers (Related article)
* Day 2 (1) Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (2) Aquaria KLCC (Related article)
* Day 2 (3) Bukit Bintang (Related article)
* Day 3 (1) Colonial architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 3 (2) Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Related article)
* Day 3 (3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion) (Related article)
* Day 4 (1) Ethnic architecture in Penang (Related article)
* Day 4 (2) Art works in Penang (Related article)
* Day 5 (1) Masjid Negara and Islamic Arts Museum (Related article)
* Day 5 (2) Chinatown (Related article)
* Day 6 (1) Royal Regalia (Related article)
* Day 6 (2) Old Mosque (This article)
* Day 7 (1) Water Village, New Mosque and Gadong area (Related article)
* Day 7 (2) Empire Hotel (Related article)
(Day 1, 2, 5, 6: Kuala Lumpur, Day 3, 4: Penang, Day 6, 7: Brunei)

[Travel Dates]
2015.9.22 – 29

NOTE: as the blog title suggests, I mainly write about my travel around Japan, but I will write about my overseas travel in this series.

[Main Part]

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Following my previous post, I will go around Old Mosque.Brunei Old Mosque2

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, commonly known as Old Mosque, is an Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 30th Sultan of Brunei, and was built in 1958.

Exterior of the mosque.Brunei Old Mosque3

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There was an artificial lagoon in front of the mosque.Brunei Old Mosque Lagoon1

A replica of a 16th Century Sultan Bolkiah Mahligai Barge. Brunei Old Mosque Lagoon2

It was getting dark.Brunei Old Mosque6

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The light-up has started.""


It became dark rapidly around this time.""


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It was so to speak a magic hour.Brunei Old Mosque Light-up1

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Now sun went down completely.Brunei Old Mosque Light-up5

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The final shot was an object along a street.""


That’s it for the article about Old Mosque in Brunei. Ideally, I would like to take phots with the background of blue skies, but I was not able to do it due to haze 🙁 However, the light-up of the mosque was marvelous and it was really worth seeing.

In the next article, I will write about water village and New Mosque etc. as the second day of Brunei.

[Related Link]
Brunei Toursim

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