Jamek Mosque

This photo album contains photographs which depicts the sights and scenes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers that Kapitan Cina (Portuguese title for representative of the Chinese enclave) Yap Ah Loy founded the tin mining settlement of Kuala Lumpur in 1857. Masjid Jamek, the oldest mosque in the Malaysian capital, sits on the site where the two rivers meet. Officially opened in 1909, the mosque was designed by colonial architect A.B. Hubbock in the Moorish style that was popular during the period. The building’s domes and minarets are characteristic of this architectural style, which is a blend of Eastern and Western influences.