In the beautiful city of Shah Alam lies a majestic blue mosque which was once recognized by Guinness World Records for having the tallest minarets . It holds the biggest dome in Malaysia. I am fascinated by its architectural design and the serene landscape surrounding it. The Blue Mosque ( Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque ) can accommodate 24,000 worshipers at a time. Their record shows thousands of visitors in a month.
TIPS AND REVIEW: Be at your modest clothing since this is a religious place. Of course they will not swat you away if you arrived in your shorts; but wearing something that covers most of your body parts pays respect and gives you comfort to move around. If you happened to wear shorts or sleeveless, it’s okay, just be willing to put on the blue robe and scarf (for girls) before entering the mosque. No slippers inside, you have to walk around with your bare feet the moment you step in the registration area. A volunteer tourist guide will show you around; feel comfortable to ask questions which satisfy your curiosity, after all it’s not just about the architectural designs. I have learned a lot of misconceptions about Islam as I established good conversation with the guide. There are certain areas where you can take photos, don’t just walk towards the prayer area as you may disturb praying Muslims. Friday is the prayer day for them; it is not the best time for non-Muslims to visit as you won’t be allowed to go inside, you can walk around outside the mosque though. After the tour, you will log again to the registration area and provide feedback about how well the tourist guide did. Show your gratitude by writing your best feedback in the log book.