Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 5, 2016

Located next to the old railway station, Malaysia’s National Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia. Its unique and contemporary architecture typifies a modern expression of traditional Islamic ornamentation, art, and calligraphy.

The structure’s main dome takes the form of an 18-point star signifying Malaysia’s 13 states and Islam’s five central pillars. Partly looking like an open umbrella is its roof, which represents Malaysia’s aspirations as an independent nation.

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