Ubudiah Mosque, Kuala Kangsar
A memorial to the wise and beneficial rule of Sultan Idris Murshidul Aadzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Raja Bendahara Alang Iskandar located in the hilly royal serenity of Bukit Chandan.
Hubback’s Official Post/Role: F.M.S Government Architect A.B Hubback F.R.I.B.A
Supervisor: Acting F.M.S Government Architect W. Huxley & Architect Thomas Steele
Year Designed: 1912
Laying of Foundation Stone: 26 September 1913 by Sultan Idris Murshidul Aadzam Shah I, Friday during the celebration of Sultan Idris’s investiture of the Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Year Completed: 1917 (a year after the death of Sultan Idris)
A two year construction delay involving the imported supply of Italian marble - the outbreak of WW1 in 1914 had the supply to be shipped around the coast of South Africa & an elephant fight between Raja Chulan’s elephant Kulop Gangga and Sultan Abdul Jalil’s elephant Kulop Chandan destroyed the Italian marble, which then had to be ordered again.
Contractor: F.M.S Construction | Ironwork by Bromsgrove Guild Co.
Construction Cost: $224,000 Straits Dollars
Architectural Style: Mughal Eclectic
Brief Architectural Description: Domes and minarets on an octagonal plan, constructed with reinforced concrete and the finest Italian marble. Approach by a long step of flight of steps to the porch.
Original Use: Mosque
Original Building Type: Public Building (Religious)
Current Name: Masjid Ubudiah
Current Use: Mosque
Current Building Use: Place of Assembly
Gazetted as Malaysia's National Heritage in 2012
Gazetted Name: Masjid Ubudiah