Masjid Raya Batam is the biggest mosque in Batam Island. We, Batam citizen, called it The Grand Mosque. Masjid Raya Batam is located at Batam City Government Center, adjacent to the Batam mayor’s Office, Councils building, Batam Center International Ferry Terminal and Mega Mall shopping center, precisely located at Jl. Engku Putri, Batam Center, Batam.
How to Get to Masjid Raya Batam
Masjid Raya Batam location is very strategic, you can reach it only take 3 minutes from the International Ferry Terminal Batam Centre, 15 minutes from International Airport Hang Nadim and 15 minutes from Nagoya which is the business center in Batam.
You can see it clearly from the ferry when you are reaching Batam from Batam Center Ferry Terminal. Exactly below the famous landmark of Batam, Welcome to Batam hill.
Facilities and Design
In the region of Masjid Raya Batam is also as boarding pilgrims and several conference hall, the area is very large. This mosque has unique characteristic where inside the mosque there is no pole so it looks very spacious. And also it has twin tower.
With the Middle Eastern-style architecture with decorated by beautiful ornaments it makes the mosque looks more beautiful, especially at the night with headlights that make more majestic. This mosque was designed by same architect with one of mosque in Sulawesi that’s why it looks similar with one of the mosque in Sulawesi.
Most people who come to visit Batam, always want to visit the mosque, mostly for domestic visitor. For the foreign visitor, the mosque is one of the first building they will see when entering Batam thru International Ferry Terminal Batam Center. When see from the ferry, the mosque will seen along with “Welcome to Batam” hill.
Address: Jl Engku Putri, Batam Center, Batam