The Ubudiah Mosque | Kuala Kangsar | Malaysia
The Ubudiah Mosque, I was first here in 2001. Armed with a better photo-graphic device than the first time around it was time for a re visit. Back then in Kuala Kangsar I saw no tourists. Jump forward 15 and a half years, today is no different.
The word "ubudiah" means "to yield oneself to the will of Allah". Appropriately, it was the name chosen by the then 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I when His Royal Highness decided to build the mosque in 1911. He was convalescing in Port Dickson, and there, he made a vow to build a magnificent mosque as thanksgiving for recovery from the ailment that plagued him.
The mosque was designed by Brit Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in KL.