Religious Places : Mesjid Agung Batam (The Great Mosque Batam)

Mesjid Agung Batam

Located in Batam city center, Mesjid Agung Batam or The Great Mosque Batam is the largest modern mosque in Batam, built in 1999. The architect, Ir. Achmad Noe'man, designed the mosque uniquely, not as the commonly seen mosques in Batam. This mosque has a pretty looking square-shaped building with an equilateral pyramid-shaped on the top of building. This mosque was formerly called Mesjid Raya Batam (the Grand Mosque Batam) but in July 2010 it was renamed as Mesjid Agung Batam (the Great Mosque Batam) following an official decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia. While the inauguration itself was done on 4 February 2001 by the former Minister of Religious Affairs of Indonesia, Muhammad Tholchah Hasan.

The Great Mosque Batam occupies an area of approximately 75,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 3,500 worshipers inside the mosque and about 15,000 worshipers at the exterior side of the building. The mosque’s courtyard is decorated with a small fountains, garden lights, and palm trees. Another unique architecture of this mosque is the presence of a 66 meter-high minaret, which was taken from the number of verses in the Quran, 6666 verses.

Location : Jl. Engku Putri, Batam Center (approx. 100 meters to the west of Batam City's Government Office)
Opening hours : daily
Admission fee : free
Facilities : parking area, toilets, warungs
Nearby facilities : ATMs, restaurants, Batam City Government Office
Nearby attractions : city square, Kek Pisang Villa
How to get there : by angkot: from Ferry Terminal Batam Center or Mega Mall Shopping Center take "Jodoh-Nongsa" line (pink or white) and stop right in front of the mosque (fare: Rp. 2,000 only in 5 minutes)
Remarks : take off your shoes or sandals before entering the mosque.

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