Ubudiah Royal Mosque, Kuala Kangsar
Gleaming gloriously under the sun against a contrasting blue sky, this royal mosque is dubbed as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Designed by Arthur Benson Hubback, the building features striking gilded golden domes, four minarets and 16 turrets. However, not many knew that the original version of the mosque was slightly simpler; the domes were initially made of concrete before they were rebuilt using aluminium in the 1970s. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah, the 28th Sultan of Perak (1887 – 1916), as part of His Royal Highness’s expression of gratitude to The Almighty after recovering from an illness.