Situated just across the river from its ‘twin’ in Tanjung Agas, Masjid Sultan Ismail is often referred to by the locals as ‘Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim 2’ due to its close resemblance to the older mosque. Built between 1999 and 2002, it is almost completely similar to Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim, except for its size, which is bigger.
At a glance, it is quite difficult to tell these two mosques apart. Upon closer inspection though, slight differences can be seen between the two mosques’ minarets, dome and design details. Masjid Sultan Ismail’s interior is almost similar to the older mosque, except in terms of materials used, size and colour. The former’s pulpit is made out of wood, while the latter’s pulpit is made out of metal. The difference can also be seen in the ablution area – while Masjid Sultan Ibrahim’s ablution area is roofless to allow rainwater to collect in the pool, Masjid Sultan Ismail’s ablution area sits underneath a dome.