The truth is Masjid Tiban was build since 1991 and until now it's not completely done yet. It's built in the middle of an Islamic boarding school in Turen area, about 1,5 hours from Malang city centre. Hajj Achmad Bahru Mafdloludin Sholeh, owner of the boarding school denied all the rumours.But I guess because of the rumours, this mosque became famous.
|path to the unique mosque|
|other side of the mosque|
What I found fascinating was the details on the wall. I've been told that the students and pilgrims has been helping to build this mosque and they carved Islamic symbols or prayers on the wall. It looks so pretty in blue and white colour. Somehow I feel like I was in the Middle East country.
|details on the wall|
Tiban mosque is 9 storey high including souvenir shop, a canteen and a mini zoo. Each floor has different and unique interior. I was in awe looking at that pretty architecture and details.
It is open for public and free of charge for any visitors. However please bear in mind to dress in decent clothes including covering your arms, knees and even better your hair to respect their religion.