22 June 2012 – It’s a place from my childhood, though not one I have strong memories of. An old photo album offers a few nostalgic glimpses into what seemed an idyllic time; a collection of precious snippets like the one of my family enjoying a day out at the beach, with mum holding me as a baby. This album was, up until our recent visit, my sole connection to the city of Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.
The Crystal Mosque (or Masjid Kristal in Malay) wasn’t around when my family and I lived here. It official opened in 2008 and has since become the city’s most famous attraction, with its modern architecture based on Moorish and Gothic designs. The structure itself is made of steel, glass and crystal which helps give it its unique look.
The mosque is located in the city’s Islamic Heritage Park, and lights up after 8pm every night, cycling through several different colours.
The following photos were taken on a Canon 5D Mark II. You can click on any image on the post to view it large.