Also referred to as Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan or the Federal Territory of Labuan Mosque, Masjid Jamek An-Nur is the pride and joy of the island’s Muslim community. The mosque was finally completed in 1987 after overcoming a few technical glitches and was officiated by the eighth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in February 1988, in conjunction with Federal Territory Day.
One of Labuan’s most prominent landmarks, the mosque’s architecture is a combination of Bruneian Malay and Turkish styles. Its unique, futuristic dome which is perhaps its most distinguishing feature resembles a huge shuttlecock from a distance, or even a spaceship about to take off. Its two tall minarets also act as a guide for boats and ships at sea, particularly at night. The mosque’s interior features a stunning contemporary design with transparent grills and mirrors to allow for natural lighting and ventilation.
Masjid Jamek An-Nur also provides facilities for the public such as lecture halls and a library.