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With its soaring minarets and golden dome, the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an oasis of tranquility within the bustle of downtown Bandar. Completed in 1958, it is built of Italian marble, gold mosaic and English stained glass, but with craftsmanship that reflects classical Islamic architecture.

Beside the mosque and anchored in a lagoon is a replica of a 16th-century mahligai, or royal barge, where religious ceremonies such as Holy Quran readings were staged during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien is regarded as the architect of modern Brunei. It was he who steered the nation safety through the turbulent years following WWII, establishing the foundation for the nation's independence and sovereignty.

Some pictures of the Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque, one of the most impressive modern mosques in the east. Originally built in 1958 the mosque is located close to the Brunei river in its own artificial lagoon. In the lagoon there is a replica of a 16th century royal barge.

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