The main place of worship for KL’s Malay Muslim population is this gigantic 1960s mosque, inspired by Mecca’s Masjid al-Haram. Able to accommodate 15,000 worshippers, its umbrellalike blue-tile roof has 18 points symbolising the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam. Rising above the mosque, a 74m-high minaret issues the call to prayer, which can be heard across Chinatown. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit outside prayer times; robes are available for those who are not dressed appropriately.