State’s first ‘floating mosque’ expected to be completed by September

Posted on : 17 Apr 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online

Abang Johari (fourth left), Misnu (second left) and other guests pose for a group photo in front of the under construction ‘floating mosque’. – Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: The first ‘floating mosque’ in the state is expected to be completed by September this year.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said at present, the mosque is currently 60 per cent completed.

“Right now, what’s left to be completed is the ID (interior design). Hopefully it can be completed by September,” he told reporters when met after visiting the project site of the mosque here today.

He pointed out that upon completion, the RM10.6 million ‘floating mosque’ will become one of the state’s iconic buildings.

“In addition to its ‘floating design’, the mosque will also feature architectural design that is quite different compared to other mosques we have developed.”

According to him, the design of the mosque had taken inspiration from mosques in Turkey where its dome and minaret will be among the unique features.

Also present was Sarawak Islamic Council president Datu Misnu Taha.